Monday, November 21, 2011

A New Addition to Our Holiday Menu #moms #recipe #baking

While looking for new holiday recipes to try, I came across this recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Roll on Bakers Royale.I decided to test this on the family prior to the holiday to avoid any mishaps. While I have made Pumpkin Rolls, I just wanted to be sure this would pass muster. Let me tell you, pass it did! This was raved about. In fact, I had one for the family and one for some friends to get a wider perspective. They all requested the recipe! I have the feeling this one will become an annual addition to the holiday menu!

Chocolate Peppermint Roll

Serves 8 people
For the chocolate genoise recipe, click here.  
Peppermint Buttercream Frosting.
  • 12 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 5 tablespoons of heavy cream
  •  2 cups confectioner sugar
  • ½ cup chopped Peppermint andes
1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and beat until smooth.
Chocolate Pouring Sauce
  • 2/3 cups dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted
  • 4-5 tablespoons water, warm
1. Place chocolate and heavy cream in a bowl over simmering water. Let chocolate and cream sit for 2-3 minutes to melt without stirring. Then slowly stir mixture to combine. Add powdered sugar and mix to combine. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition until pouring consistency is reached. Set aside and let sauce cool to warm. 
  1. Unroll Genoise and spread filling to a 1/4 inch in thickness. Roll filled cake from end to end. Trim ends as needed for a clean finish.
  2. Place fully assembled roll on a serving plate (or on a cooling rack for a cleaner pouring finish) and pour chocolate on top.
  3. Finish with peppermint Andes shavings.  

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