This is a Swiss roll, but in Brazil we call it “rocambole” and it’s very popular in birthday parties. This desert it’s actually Portuguese and it came to Brazil because of the Portuguese colonization, like most of the Brazilian food. You can fill it with sweets (doce de leite, nutella, guava jelly) or savory (jerked beef, mince, ham and cheese, spinach and ricotta).
This one I made with doce de leite (in Portuguese) or dulce de leche (in Spanish) which is a very popular ingredient in South America.
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Pre heat oven 200C
Whip the egg whites until you have a medium hard pick, add the egg yolk, and with a spoon and the sugar, the flour and keep mixing. Add the vanilla essence for last.
In a baking tray put a greased waxed paper with butter and flour, and add the dough. Bake until golden brown, 200C
When baked, take the waxed paper off and roll the dough in a tea towel until the dough is cold.
After is cold, open the dough and spread the doce-de-leite, roll it again carefully and garnish with melted dark chocolate
You can take the "skin"of the egg yolk out so the dough doesn't smell like egg that much.
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