Nov 25, 2008

Chess Roll

Chess Roll
I love making this for the Holidays, because of the quantity, and everyone loves it. Sponge cakes rolled into wafer sheets, and tied together with caramel cream! Yum!
Never mind that my husband can down one whole roll in one evening, and not gain an ounce!!! Skeleton! This w/e is a big one for my family, not only because of the Thanksgiving, but also my son and I share a birthday on Saturday!

Chess Roll

You'll need:
Wafer sheets- Oblatne, they’re about 9x13”
For the sponge:
5 eggs
1 ¼ cup sugar
2 1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
2 tsp baking powder
1-2 Tbsp cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 395 F. Mix eggs with sugar, then add oil, combine, then add milk, gradually add flour mixed with baking powder. Divide into two, and in one half add cocoa powder.
Bake both cake mixes in a 9x13” square pan, separately, of course. I usually make 3 rolls, which means I need 6 brown, and 6 yellow stripes of the sponge cakes. So, cut the cooled cakes into 6 stripes each, and trim them, if necessary to get nice, even stripes.

For the caramel cream:
400g /13.5 oz sugar
0.9 l / 30 oz milk
6 Tbsp corn starch
1 stick margarine or butter, about 125g
2 tsp vanilla sugar, or some vanilla extract

Caramelize the sugar (don’t burn it), then add milk, minus one cup, and add vanilla sugar. The other cup of milk you mix with corn starch, and then add to boiling caramel milk. Mix well, and fast, not to get lumps. When it thickens, remove, cool down a little, and while still quite warm, mix in the margarine, or butter.

To assemble: Chess Roll
Take 3 wafer sheets, and spread with warm caramel cream on the sides with larger ridges. Remember to save some cream for filling in between cake stripes. Somewhere in the middle of each wafer sheet start placing the cake stripes, lengthwise, one yellow, one brown, and spread some caramel cream in between, and on top. Then place two on top of those two, just switch the order to get the checkered look. Now roll the wafer around it, and tighten with kitchen towels, or plastic wrap. Chill, and serve!

Tips: I have read that they can also be frozen, and taste just as good as fresh made, when thawed. If you get bigger wafers, they come in different sizes, then you double everything, and bake in a larger pan. Meaning you would make one yellow cake according to directions above, and one brown one.

Wish I could give credit to a particular author, but I have adapted it to my own liking from so many different authors, and since it’s such a traditional cake in the former Yugoslavia, there is no way in knowing who is the originator.

Makes a great gift for Holiday season! You keep some, you give some :)


Recipeswap said...

This is so delicious!You make it sound so easy!

nlo said...

E pa neš ni ti meni dužna ostati :D
hehe, koji kroasani šaljem ti sve za jedan komad ove divote!!!

Melita said...

nlo - :))) ma poslala bih ti cijeli jedan rolat!

JA U KUHINJI... said...

predivno... zaista predivno... ma odusevljena sam :)

Sweet Treats by Dani said...

sounds delish!

Ingrid_3Bs said...

Wow! That's a great looking dessert!

Happy Thanksgiving and Birthday to you and your son! Hope you both have a wonderful day!

Mallory Elise said...

gorgeous cake! brilliant really, bon travail!

Andrea said...

I ovo krasno izgleda, meni uvijek djeluje da ovakvi kolači zahtijevaju određenu pedantnost i strpljenje koje ja ne posjedujem tako da nikad nisam ni pokušala ovakvo što složiti. Čitajući tvoj recept stekla sam dojam da bi baš mogla pokušati. Ako pokušam javim ti rezultate! :)

Вера said...

Predivne su,i izgledaju vrlo socno!

Marija said...

Verovali ili ne, ja ovo nikad nisam probala :) Pravicu sigurno za Novu godinu!

Anonymous said...

These are adorable, what an original idea! They do look perfect for the holidays :).

Monika said...

savršeno izgleda...apsolutno su proporcionalne...svaka čast :))) jako mi se sviđaju, a ponajviše karamel krema :)

Anonymous said...

oh these are amazing and so pretty!! but i'm sure it takes a lot of work :) u're a baking genius. x

RecipeGirl said...

what a pretty dessert! I love that caramel layer inside.

Shelby said...

Happy Birthday to you and your son! Your cake looks awesome and so delicious!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cake! And looks incredibly delicious!!! I don't want so sound repetitive, but you are a very talented baker! Happy B-day to you and your son! Withing you all the best!