How to Make Arctic Rolls

How to Make Arctic Rolls

Serves: 6-8

Preparation time: 30 mins + 2 hours (inactive)

Cooking time: 30 mins

Ingredients needed to make Arctic Rolls:

For the sponge:

  • 4 oz self raising flour
  • 1 pint 7 fl oz vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 4 oz caster sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 4 eggs

For the strawberry jam:

  • 13 oz strawberries, quartered
  • Finely grated zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 5 oz caster sugar

Cooking instructions for Arctic Rolls:

  • To make the sponge cake, place the ice cream in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat it thoroughly until it loosens up and softens.
  • Stuff it into a long piping bag and leave it in the freezer for 3-4 hours or until they solidify again.
  • Warm up your oven to 375 degrees f and spread a sheet of parchment paper onto a 9’’x13’’ swiss roll pan.
  • Crack the eggs in a bowl and add the sugar into it.
  • Whisk them together until they blend together to form a light, fluffy yet thick mixture.
  • Sift the flour into the bowl with the egg mixture and fold them together until they blend into a uniform batter, free of lumps.
  • Tip the batter into the prepared pan and level its surface with a rubber spatula.
  • Bake it in the hot oven for 10 minutes, or until they are just baked through.
  • Take a sheet of parchment paper, slightly wider than the pan with sponge cake, and spread it across a working surface.
  • Sprinkle fair amount of caster sugar over it to spread evenly.
  • Flip the sponge cake onto the prepared parchment paper and remove the first parchment paper from its base; allow to cool to some extent.
  • Meanwhile, to make the strawberry jam, warm up a skillet over medium-high flame and sprinkle the sugar into it.
  • Scatter the lemon zest over it and add a splash of lemon juice.
  • Stir them all together and cook the mixture for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves completely and blends into the mixture to form a thick caramel.
  • Dump the strawberries into a food processor and blitz them briefly to chop them into irregular chunks.
  • Toss the strawberry chunks into the pan, give it a nice stir to coat well and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring from time to time, until the strawberries turn mushy and forms a thick mixture.
  • Turn off the heat and set them aside to cool completely.
  • Spread this jam all over the sponge, leaving an inch border along the sides.
  • Remove the piping bag from the freeze and dip them in a bowl with hot water to loosen it up.
  • Remove the ice cream cylinder from the bag and place it along one side of the sponge.
  • Place a clean sheet of parchment paper below the sponge and use it to roll the sponge into a tight cylinder.
  • Remove the parchment paper from the rolled sponge and carve out thick slices.
  • Serve and have fun!

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

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