Mocha Rollcake With Strawberries-Lemon Whipped Cream Filling
The title is long but the cake is short and sweet. I've a passion for Japanese baking books, they're my inspirations even though I can't even read or speak the language. I'm craving those exquisite pictures on those books and the recipes are also intriguing. The pictures depicted a variety of combination in desserts that looks pretty in the books though I'm not so sure if I can have all the ingredients here in the US. But, these don't deter me from deciphering some of the recipes. Rollcakes are something that I want to learn and be better at making it. I think rollcakes are pretty, what with the different flavor fillings I can make and also different types of cakes to be used for rollcake. Sponge cake, choux paste, meringue, genoise, and many other types of cake can be made into rollcakes. The main thing is to master the rolling part so the cake won't crack, but hey, if it happens grab a bowl and make some frosting! Slather that on top of the cake, et voilà, the cake is ready.
At this time I made a rollcake with sponge cake base. The method is practically the same as this post and the filling is the same this post. I've based my rollcake from two books which I, unfortunately, don't know the name of the books or one of the authors--I only know that on one book the author is Kumiko Yanase. The strawberries aren't local, I embarrassedly admitted but since they look pretty in rollcake I have to include them. The one thing that maybe hard to find here, if not cheap to buy, is the mocha paste. As for myself, I have a bottle of mocha paste that I bought in Indonesia. Here, I found a company that makes mocha paste which is sold at VeryAsia.com and it's a product of Indonesia as well.
I've never thought that lemon-strawberry-mocha flavors could be combined in a harmoniously in this rollcake but I like it and I love to do more rollcakes in the future. Looking at the pictures, I feel like it's Christmas once again with the color combination! ;)