Banana Roll (Banánova Roláda)

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Hi folks, here is my latest attempt at baking. This time I made a banana roll (banánova roláda). Not perfect, but still quite tasty. The dough came out a bit gummy from the oven but it improved significantly in the fridge over night.

Dough: 4 large eggs, 6 tbsp powdered sugar, 5 tbsp flour, 2 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp lemon zest
Creme: 1 egg, 4 tbsp powdered sugar, 2 tbsp cocao, a bit (about 2 tbsp) milk, 1 stick (120g) of butter, 1 or 2 bananas
Toping: 1 square of baking chocolate, half a stick of butter, powdered sugar as needed
Prep Time: 1 hour plus overnight in fridge

eggs ingredients for making dough
Preheat the oven to 375F. Whisk the eggs and the powdered sugar until you get a bubbly mixture. Then fold in baking powder and flour. Optionally, also grate in some lemon or orange zest.

dough mix before baking baked dough
Line a baking pan with parchment paper and pour in the batter. It should be only few millimeters thick. Bake for about 15 minutes until ready (you can with a toothpick). Once ready, take the dough out and place on a damp towel. Fold the end of the towel over the dough. Roll it up like a wrap so the towel gets wrapped into the dough.

creme ingredients creme
In the meantime, start preparing the cream in a double boiler (a pot sitting in a larger pot containing boiling water). Mix the egg, cocoa, and sugar. I also added a little bit of milk but this is up to you. Basically, do the cream to taste. You can also add some ground nuts. Ideally it would become creamy, but mine got some chunks in it, but these dissolved later so I wouldn’t worry about them too much. Place the cream in the fridge for few minutes to let it cool off.

rolling banana roll
Next, cream the butter with an optional spoonful of sugar. Once the other part has cooled off, blend it into the butter.

Then unroll the dough and spread the cream over it. Also add a banana on one end. Then roll it back up.

Finally, melt the chocolate and sugar in a double boiler and use it to top the cake. That’s it! Place in the fridge over night and enjoy the following day.