(Not so) Swiss chocolate roll

Flatbed Swiss Roll
Flatbed Swiss Roll

Today is Pi(e) day! Now Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in the month/day date format), since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π in decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. Yes, I copied that from Wikipedia, here is the link to the rest of that fascinating page.

Layers of Airy chocolate...

And even though Pi day is a mathematical celebration, the world is baking! So I decided that Pi day would be the perfect day  to try my hand, again, on my arch-enemy – the Swiss Chocolate roll. As you can see from the pictures, turned out not much as a roll. Somehow this thing just does not want to stay together! I know that I should probably use another recipe but the problem with this one is that even if it does not look like it should, taste-wise it is really fluffy and light and always a big hit! So maybe I should just change the name in something like Swiss Flatbed or Swiss chocolate tower thing… I’ll think about it while eating, if you don’t mind…

My recipe comes out of the Fantastic Pies book of Annie Bell. ALL the recipes come out great except for this one….  Could not find it on the internet but other bloggers have tried their hand at Swiss Roll as well and they look….well…like a roll!

Check out: Good-to-know, Food or Baking Mad! I also found a great looking Gluten free one at Cooking up the Pantry!

Have a great Pi(e) day!

Pi(e) Day!


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