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Heavenly Swiss Rolls Recipe

Updated: Jun 19, 2023

Impress guests with this beautiful Butterfly Pea Swiss Roll and Pandan Swiss Roll

The Swiss roll cake was one of the first cakes that was taught in home science class. Of course, we'd prefer to eat them than bake them! From a basic recipe for Swiss roll, you can let your creativity really take you places. And today we have two varieties you'd want to try out immediately!

What is a Swiss roll?

A Swiss roll, jelly roll, or cream roll is a type of sponge cake roll filled with whipped cream, jam, or icing. It is not clear how the name originated. In spite of its name, the cake does not hold a Swiss passport - it is believed to have originated elsewhere in Central Europe, probably Austria. It appears to have been invented in the nineteenth century, along with its other cousins, the Battenberg, doughnuts and Victorian sponge.

The shape of the Swiss roll has inspired usage as a descriptive term in other fields, such as in optics. It is also often called a "jelly roll". If you would like to read more about the history of the Swiss Roll, click here.

Cooking with butterfly pea flower

Traditionally, for any cooking or baking with butterfly pea flower, most people would boil the sun dried butterfly pea flowers to extract its colour. It could be a bit light or even too dark so the agony of knowing how much water or flowers to use is an unknown. Plus there are enzymes and good nutrients lost in the boiling process.

You could save about 30 - 45 minutes from that tedious process with our Blue Butterfly Powder plus the added benefit of retaining all nutrients. We think this is the first Butterfly Pea Swiss Roll ever made (when we first experimented it more than 4 years ago) and also the first using Blue Butterfly Powder.

Swiss rolls with a difference

These Swiss Rolls recipes are contributed by Amy. She is the owner of Delectable Treats by Amy. Amy is a very talented, determined and passionate home baker. She currently resides in Sydney with her husband and two beautiful children. She loves experimenting with various ideas and has worked with us to come up with this Butterfly Pea Swiss Roll (I'm guessing she had her two lovely children try out these Swiss Rolls and give their approval.) They're so pretty and make a delightful afternoon tea treat!

Here's the recipe - Enjoy!


(A) 1/8 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/4 cup cake flour, sifted

1 tsp baking powder, sifted

(B) 6 large egg yolks

1/2 cup vegetable or corn oil

1 tspn Blue Butterfly Powder (or to your desired colour)


a) Mix A well, proceed to meringue.

b) Beat egg whites until foamy.

c) Add sugar gradually. ( 1⁄2 first, beat well then add in remaining 1⁄2.)

d) Continue with a tiny pinch of cream of tartar. Beat until firm peak forms.

e) Slowly add mixture A into meringue. Mix gently.

f) Pour batter into a square pan lined with baking paper.

g) Bake in preheated oven (180C) for 10-12 minutes.

h) Leave to cool.


(1) When cool, place roll on baking paper, spread filling evenly. With the help of the paper, roll firmly into cylinder shape. Hold it and press firmly. Wait at least 30 min – 1 hour for it to set.

(2) Cut the cake to 12 pieces or your desired size and serve with a pot of Blue Tea (we have several blends to enjoy) or Blue Latte.

Blue Tea Benefits

If you haven't already read about anthocyanins, you'd want to learn more here. Our Blue Tea is not just a simple cup of peace. It is power packed with benefits.

Butterfly Pea Tea

Anthocyanins are colored water-soluble pigments belonging to the phenolic group. The pigments are in glycosylated forms. Anthocyanins are responsible for the colors red, purple, and blue, and are found in fruits and vegetables. Butterfly Pea (Blue Tea) berries, currants, grapes, and some tropical fruits have high anthocyanins content.

You have a choice to drink it naturally as tisane Blue Tea; just add hot water to steep the Blue out from the flowers or have it as Blue Latte (add milk of your choice). Add spices ie cinnamon stick, cardamon pods sprinkle with cinnamon powder to make it a Spice Chai Blue Latte. Enjoy video.

Variations of Swiss Rolls from our Guest Chef

About Amy

Amy is one talented lady and she only sources for the best quality ingredients. We discovered that when we asked her to cater some food one evening. When she makes her culinary creations she does it with quality and only the best ingredients need apply! She is also multi-talented and the founder and owner of "Wok with Love" Follow her pages below if you wish to order as she does home catering on top of making such delectable treats for afternoon tea. Enjoy!

Amy Pixl


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