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Michaela Smolova

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Spinach you would love

My kids avoid eating spinach, so this is one way how to get them to consume it. Spinach in this recipe doesn't give the taste to the cake, however it will enrich the swiss roll by a wonderful natural green color.


Well, when to bake this green swiss roll when not during Easter! I guarantee you, if you bake this one, not only will everyone be amazed by it’s looks, but it also tastes delicious. Try this recipe and you will nod along :-).
Servings 8
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 12 mins


  • 4 whole eggs
  • 4 tbs crystal sugar
  • 6 tbs wheat flour
  • 1 handful spinach leaves
  • 20 small mint leaves
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • 300 g cream curd or cream cheese
  • 150 ml whipping cream
  • 4 whole leaves of gelatine (or powder gelatine for the given amount of liquid)
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  • Put one egg, mint and spinach leaves into a food processor and mix together to get a green creamy liquid. Press it thru a sieve and set aside.
  • Whisk the remaining 3 eggs with the crystal sugar till foamy, add the green creamy liquid and whisk quickly once again.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder over the egg mixture, with a spatula, carefully fold in and pour onto a baking tray with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes on 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Right after the green dough has been baked, place it onto a dish cloth sparkled with powder sugar and carefully tear down the parchment paper. Roll the dough together with the cloth and let cool.
  • In the meantime, prepare the filling. Put the gelatin leaves into a bowl of cold water. Put the cream cheese or curd, whipping cream, sugar and lemon zest into a bowl and whisk it till creamy.
  • Put 3 spoons of the curd mixture into a small pot and heat (not boil) it. Add the drained softened gelatin leaves and stir, till gelatin disolves. Pour the gelatin mixture back to the rest of the cream cheese filling and stir well.
  • Unroll the cooled dough carefully, fill it with the prepared curd filling and roll it back. Place it to the fridge for hour or two. Serve dusted with powder sugar.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Other

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