5 Eastern European Swiss Roll Recipes

A roulade is a French word for something that is rolled and can refer to a sweet dessert made with sponge cake and filled with whipped cream, pastry cream, ganache and sometimes fruit. These dessert roulades are also commonly called Swiss rolls. The cake is said to have originated in Central Europe, not Switzerland, so the name's origins are unclear. A savory roulade, on the other hand, refers to a thin piece of meat, poultry or fish that is spread with a filling and then rolled up, tied and...MORE cooked. This list is a selection of Top Eastern European Dessert Roulade Recipes.

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    Swiss Roll
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    Use Hungarian sponge cake as the base for this raspberry-whipped cream roulade. It can be made with any whole berry - raspberries, small wild strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries, gooseberries. Larger fruits that require cutting are not recommended because the juices they exude will make the filling soupy.

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    Polish Blueberry Roulade Recipe - Rolada z Jagodami

    Polish Blueberry Roulade or Rolada z Jagodami
    Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This recipe for Polish Blueberry Roulade, or Rolada z Jagodami is made with an easy sponge cake filled with sweetened whipped cream and fresh blueberries although any whole berry can be used. The beauty of this recipe is that the eggs don't need to be separated, nor do the egg whites need to be whipped separately, as with most sponge recipes, which makes this quick and easy.

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    Polish Strawberry Roulade Recipe - Rolada z Truskawkami

    Polish Strawberry Roulade from "Rose Petal Jam" by Beata Zatorska and Simon Target
    © Tabula Books, used with permission.

    This recipe for for Polish Strawberry Roulade, or Rolada z Truskawkami, is adapted from Beata Zatorska's and Simon Target's "" (Tabula Books, 2011).

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    Kosher Cheese Roulade from Leah Schapira's "Fresh and Easy Kosher Cooking."
    Mesorah Publications, Ltd., used with permission.

    This recipe for kosher Cheese Roulade is from Leah Schapira. 

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    This nut-sponge roulade is suitable for Passover because it's gluten-free. Since confectioners' sugar is not considered kosher for Passover, I've included instructions on how to make your own for the frosting.