Monday, 6 May 2013

Arctic roll

The weather is getting warmer, and my father asked me what's for dessert? lol. So I thought why not an arctic roll, something suitable for this weather, fast to make and absolutely delicious!!

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 8-10 people
  • Prep time: 20-30 mins
  • Baking time: 10-13 mins
What you will need:

1 litre vanilla ice cream, softened
4 eggs
110g caster sugar (+ extra for dusting)
110g self-raising flour, sifted
4 tbsp strawberry jam

How to make:

1) Place the ice cream on a cling film, and form into a large sausage shape - around 5cm x 30 cm. Wrap and place into the freezer 

2) Whisk together the eggs and caster sugar until very light, fluffy and thick (could take more than 10 mins)

3) Add the flour over the mixture, then fold in gently until well combined. Place into a swiss roll tin (shallow tin) around 23cm x 33cm in size, which you have lined with baking paper. Smoothen out the surface, then place into the oven at 190 degrees Celsius for 10-13 mins, or until just firm to the touch

4) Cut out a baking sheet larger than the tray, place it on the worktop and sprinkle extra sugar on it. Turn the sponge onto this sheet straight from the oven, remove the baking paper that is stuck to the sponge and allow to cool slightly

5) Spread the jam over the sponge, then get the ice cream from the freezer and place it on the long side of the sponge - in the middle. Wrap the sponge around the ice-cream, and leave it tight to hold shape (you could place it in the freezer so that the ice cream doesn't melt). Cut into pieces and serveeeee

So yummy, honestly. The sponge is nice and soft, jam goes so well with the vanilla ice cream! Deliciousss! Enjoy :)


  1. Lik shoo hayda shooo hayda, I cant believe ive been away for this long that I havent even realised uve changed the layout of the blog!! MashAllah ur food is looking yummier and yummier with each recipe.. I really think u should open ur own restaurant khalseena ba2a ;)

    1. Lik tislami ya a6yab booza :D when you open a restaurant, I will work for you...inti al 2asal! Thanks so much!! :)

    2. Astghfirulla shooo hal 7aki, n7na min ba3dik walawww xx

  2. I made this today....It definitely didn't look as good as yours....I don't know where I went wrong. My sponge tasted like bread.


    1. Awwww Anisa! The sponge is literally a swiss roll - so u have to hardly leave it in the oven - or it will over cook. What do u think went wrong?