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raspberry and white chocolate roulade with candied pistachios
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Raspberry and white chocolate roulade with candied pistachios

This is a summer time treat, a light and fluffy roulade sponge filled with cream cheese frosting, raspberries and topped with white chocolate and candied pistachios
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: baking
Cuisine: British
Keyword: pistachios, raspberries, white chocolate

Ingredients

  • 4 large free range eggs
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 100 g self raising flour

Cake filling and cream cheese frosting

  • 4 tbsp raspberry jam
  • 300 g cream cheese
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 150 g fresh raspberries (reserve some to decorate)
  • 50 g unsalted shelled pistachios blitzed in food processor
  • 100 g white chocolate

Candied pistachios

  • 2 tbsp pistachios shelled unsalted
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 220C and line a 33 x 23cm /13 x 9" baking tray with baking parchment
  • Using an electric mixer whisk together the eggs and sugar till really light and fluffy and about 3 times their original size, about 5 minutes
  • Carefully fold in the flour using a metal spoon
  • Spread the sponge batter on a liked baking tray and bake for approx 10 minutes till just golden
  • Remove from oven and tip cake out of tin on to a new sheet of baking parchment just a bit bigger than the sponge. Carefully peel away the old baking paper and discard. Using a knife score a line 2cm from short end, just score don't cut through cake. Now using the new paper roll up the sponge and leave on a wire rack to cool completely

Make cream cheese frosting

  • Beat together the cream cheese, icing sugar (split the mixture so you add the raspberries to half of it and leave other half plain) Reserve some raspberries to decorate

Candied pistachios

  • While cake is baking heat the water and sugar in a small pan and add the roughly crushed pistachios for 5 minutes then remove from the syrup and leave the pistachios to dry on baking parchment

Assembling the roulade

  • Spread a layer of raspberry jam on the sponge base then a layer of the frosting with raspberries in it. Sprinkle with the finely ground pistachios and carefully roll up and place on a serving platter with seem side down
  • Melt the white chocolate either in a bain marie (bowl over a pan of simmering water) or in a microwave and pour half into the remaining cream cheese frosting and spread over the top of the roulade.
  • Place remaining raspberries over the top and sprinkle the candied pistachios all over and drizzle over the remaining melted white chocolate