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 refers to a thin piece of meat, poultry, or fish that is spread with a filling and then rolled up, tied, and cooked. This list is a selection of Top Eastern European Dessert Roulade Recipes.

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    Hungarian Raspberry-Cream Roulade (Malna Piskotatekercs) Recipe

    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, or anything else you can think of. Larger fruits that require cutting are not recommended because the juices will make the filling soupy.

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    Polish Blueberry Roulade (Rolada z Jagodami) Recipe

    Polish Blueberry Roulade

    Barbara Rolek

    This recipe for a 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 (Rolada z Truskawkami) Recipe

    Polish Strawberry Roulade

    Tabula Books, used with permission.

    This recipe 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 Recipe

    Kosher Cheese Roulade
    Mesorah Publications, Ltd., used with permission.

    This recipe for kosher Cheese Roulade is from Leah Schapira. 

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    Passover Kosher Nut Sponge Roulade

    Passover Kosher Nut Sponge Roulade

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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, the recipe includes instructions on how to make your own for the frosting.