One of my all time favorite sweets is Swiss roll. I have no idea why, but I always love to create different Swiss rolls with different fillings. Inspired by the famous chocolate cake named Alhambra, I do the hazelnut sacher but rolled it with cream cheese creme with coffee flavor. It was awesome!
Preparation for hazelnut sacher
- Egg yolk 90 gr
- Sugar 80 – 100 gr ( by original recipe 100 gr, but I reduced)
- Ground hazelnut 60 gr (I used crushed one)
- Butter 35 gr (melted)
- All purpose flour 40 gr
- Cacao powder 20 up to 40 gr (I go for 20 gr as I found 40gr a bit too much)
- White yolk 200 gr
- Sugar for white yolks 50 gr
Beat the egg yolk with sugar. Mix well all dry ingredients (ground hazelnut, cacao powder and flour). Beat the white yolk well, add the sugar gradually. First mix well the egg yolk with white, then dry ingredients and melted butter. I baked the sacher on the rectangular tray (32 cm x 44 cm) at 180oC for around 10-12 minutes.
Preparation for cream cheese creme with coffee flavor
- Whipping cream 220 ml
- Cream cheese 250 gr
- White chocolate 100 gr
- Davidoff coffee 5-8 gr (up to your taste)
- Vanilla 3 gr
- Gelatine 1 leaf
Heating the whipping cream and add the white chocolate, then coffee, dehydrated gelatine. Mix well but gently. Gradually add the softened cream cheese, we may need the mixer to get the texture super smooth. Keep in the fridge for 30′ before spreading on the hazelnut sacher.
I brought the roll cake to my friends. They love it, not only the cream cheese filling with coffee flavor but also the hazelnut sacher texture, as I used crushed hazelnut so we can feel the nut in our mouth. And the coffee flavor with the cream cheese is surely a perfect choice for any sweet!