Chocolate Raspberry Roulade
8 eggs (separated)
1 C. sugar
2 T. butter
1/2 C. bittersweet chocolate
Gently crack the egg on a flat surface and break the egg into two pieces. Pull pieces apart, keeping the yolk in one half, allowing the whites to fall into a bowl. Transfer yolk to other egg-half to allow the rest of the whites to fall into the bowl. Place yolk in a separate bowl. Add 1 cup of sugar to the bowl with the egg yolks. Whisk until mixture is light and fluffy and has a ribbony consistency. About 3-4 minutes.
Chop the chocolate into smaller pieces. Place the butter and chopped chocolate into a sauce pan and melt over low heat. Stir frequently with a wooden spoon.
While the chocolate is melting beat the egg whites until soft peaks. Stop mixing and add 1/2 cup of sugar. Continue mixing until stiff peaks. Combine the melted chocolate with the egg yolk mixture. Add a few drops of vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
Stir 1/4 of beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture Gently fold in remaining egg whites until completely mixed. Generously brush the bottom and sides of a cookie pan with melted butter.
Carefully pour the cake mixture into 14 x 10 inch rimmed baking sheet. Make sure mix is evenly distributed. Bake cake for 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
While cake is baking prepare the whipped cream. Add very cold cream to a chilled mixing bowl. Whip the cream to soft peaks. Stop whipping and add a small amount of sugar. Continue whipping until stiff peaks. Remove the cake from the oven. Let cake cool for 10 minutes in pan on rack. Turn out of pan on waxed paper lined rack. Let cool completely.
For Individual Roulades:
Cut cake with serrated knife lengthwise into three equal strips of just over 3-inched each. Cut each strip widthwise into three pieces of about 4-1/2 inches each. Spread each piece with whipped cream. leaving 1/2 inch border all the way around. Sprinkle with raspberries. Roll up gently. Clean edges if any cream comes out. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
For one large roulade:
Spread cake with cream, leaving 1/2 inch border all the way around. Sprinkle with raspberries. Starting at short (10 inch) end, roll up gently. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Cut into 1-inch widths.
New England Culinary Institute