Seaweed Swiss Roll

  • 70 ml Water
  • 80 g Corn oil
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 80 g Cake flour
  • 25 g Cornstarch
  • 2 g Baking powder
  • 2-3 g Chicken or vegetable bouillon
  • 1 g White pepper powder
  • 125 g Egg yolks
  • 200 g Egg whites
  • A few drops of white vinegar
  • 2 g Salt
  • 8 g Seaweed crumbs
  1. Mix water, 20 grams of sugar and corn oil in a bowl. Whisk until the mixture is emulsified. Sift cake flour, corn flour, baking powder, chicken powder, and white pepper powder into the liquid mixture. Add in egg yolks and mix until well-combined.
  2. Whip the egg whites with a few drops of vinegar and salt until foamy, add 1/3 of 80 grams of sugar and beat until soft peaks form when the beater is raised. Beat in another 1/3 of sugar and continue beating vigorously for another 1 minute. Beat in the remaining sugar and beat until they hold firm peaks.
  3. Add about 1/3 of the whites to the egg yolk mixture and mix. Add in seaweed crumbs and combine. Fold the remaining whites and fold in with a spatula until combined.
  4. Spread the mixture into one 30x40 cm or two 25x20 cm cake roll pans lined with baking paper. Bake in a preheated 190C/375F oven for about 15-18 minutes.
  5. Remove, cool briefly, and invert the cake onto a new parchment paper. Carefully peel off the the paper liner and then invert again the baked side-up to cool on a wire rack. Trim the edges of cake. Spread the surface with whipped butter or mayonnaise and roll it up. Chill for about 1 hour and slice.

Seaweed Swiss Roll


Cool Lassi(e) 19/4/10 20:32

What a splendid swiss roll! I love seaweeds but don't like the smell..but I am to eat it since it helps my thyroid condition with all its Iodine..You are a splendid cook, dear!

Ivy 19/4/10 21:35

I have never eaten seaweeds before only because this is not available here in Greece but love the idea of a savory swiss roll.

Priya 19/4/10 21:37

Woww Such a cute and pretty swiss rolls, never heard about this seaweed swiss rolls...looks awesome..

Ann 19/4/10 21:38

it looks fabulous and I love the texture, excellent picture too.

Snooky doodle 19/4/10 22:11

what an interesting recipe!!!

MaryMoh 19/4/10 22:12

My first time to se seaweed in swiss roll. Brilliant idea to make it a healthier cake!

lisaiscooking 19/4/10 22:34

Very pretty roll! The texture looks tender and lovely.

doggybloggy 20/4/10 00:47

cake? bread? who cares! this looks so cool!

Lazaro Cooks! 20/4/10 00:58
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Lazaro Cooks! 20/4/10 00:59

See now that is the out-of-the-box thinking that inspires me. What a wonderfully creative dish. Amazing.

Duchess of Tea 20/4/10 01:56

Hello Angie darling, I am experiencing another sleepless night, so I came over for a midnight snack. Seaweed Swiss Roll sounds good to me; please send me a slice to go with my Chamomile tea. Have a lovely week my friend.

Love & Hugs

My Little Space 20/4/10 03:06

Cool! It must be so tasty with a little saltiness in the seaweed! I'm trying to imagine the flavour in that

Cynthia 20/4/10 03:51

I've never had a savoury swiss roll before. This is exciting :)

kitchen flavours 20/4/10 05:07

Seaweed swissroll! Looks nice. Never seen seaweed in a swissroll before. Brilliant!

Lynda 20/4/10 05:30

I've not had anything like this before...It's a beautiful cake with a wonderful texture!

Anonymous 20/4/10 05:45

A very unique swiss roll, I love the addition of seaweed!

TasteHongKong 20/4/10 05:57

Nice surprise again, Angie!

noobcook 20/4/10 06:34

love the savoury touch of seaweed in this cake :)

Ho Ho Ho 20/4/10 07:40

Nicely rolled seaweed swissroll...:)

nora@ffr 20/4/10 07:54

so unique and sound tasty!! i shud try this soon!! :)

Devaki 20/4/10 08:16

Dear Angie - Once again you leave me speechless with your talent and your boundless creativity.

I have never made a swiss roll but if I were too I'll use your recipe. Just need to amp up my confidence a bit.

Love the addition of the seaweed. Beautiful textures and visual variety in the roll. You can actually see how moist that roll is.


Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Cherine 20/4/10 09:39

Your roll looks fantastic!!

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... 20/4/10 09:44

Hmmm.... I think I'd smother the outer layer with mayo and wrap it up with seaweed like a sushi.

Nice roll you got there

Anncoo 20/4/10 10:14

WOW! Can't wait to try it! I had this the other day at my cousin's house, really yummy. Thanks for sharing!

Heavenly Housewife 20/4/10 10:52

Another fantastic original! This looks beautiful.
*kisses* HH

tigerfish 20/4/10 11:14

That is so creative. You know I really like savory-sweet combination :) ...
can I say this is unami swiss roll? ;p

Elin 20/4/10 11:18

Angie...I love this seaweed rolls...drooling can't helps so I have added it to my next next to bake :p

btw I have an award for drop by and collect it when you are free :)

faithy, the baker 20/4/10 11:32

Interesting combo..i've never tried this combo before..looks fantastic!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 20/4/10 11:48

An interesting combination, and looks good.

alwayswinner786 20/4/10 13:34

Very creative! I love the pics and your recipe is very interesting!

Happy Cook 20/4/10 14:17

I have never had seeweed. So is the cake a savoury one or sweet.

Madhura Manoj 20/4/10 15:13

sounds delicious.Nice presentation.

3 hungry tummies 20/4/10 15:25

Another great invention! Who are the lucky ones eating all these goodies!

Cinnamon-Girl 20/4/10 15:43

Just when I thought I had seen it all, Angie you give me this! You are such a creative baker! I love this. We all need to eat more seaweed - it is so good for us!

Angie 20/4/10 16:00

I've never heard of anything like this before. You made cake very healthy, yummy!

Parita 20/4/10 16:05

Gorgeous pics and looks good!

Mary 20/4/10 16:41

I never would have thought to use the sea weed. Your Swiss roll looks moist and gorgeous. Very nicely done! I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Fimère 20/4/10 17:31

à base d'algues c'est nouveau pour je ne connaissais pas mais ça parait délicieux, à essayer
bonne journée

Hettar7 20/4/10 18:13

I'm sorry. I have to be the apparently lone voice of dissent. This sounds uniquely disgusting. I respect your blog and your cooking ability, but.....I won't be makin this one. Nope. Not a fan of sweet/savory things (I'm apparently the lone bacon for dessert hater on the internet also) and add seaweed or anything fishish into the mix, instant ewww factor. Aww well. Props to you and your blog anyway.

Bob 20/4/10 18:15

Heh, for a minute there I thought this was sweet. :D Looks great!

Pavithra 20/4/10 18:36

Ohhh awesome never tasted seaweed in this way... an i love seaweed snack very much.. Hope this too tastes great.. yummy looking and perfect sponge.. great job.

Abhilash Pillai 20/4/10 22:19

I get this in the bakeries but your version looks nice and crisp.

natural selection 21/4/10 01:58

Beautiful and unique! I'm really curious as to what your inspiration was for this. It really looks delicious there is much love here. great recipe!

sweetlife 21/4/10 03:32

what a wonderful many flavors


Christine@Christine's Recipes 21/4/10 09:13

This Seaweed swiss roll looks like a Japanese dessert, very well presented. Yumm..

Gulmohar 21/4/10 17:53

I love swiss roll, but never had a savory version before..this looks yummm

tobias kocht! 21/4/10 18:21

looks great. i love the patterns it has in the roll.

Cheah 21/4/10 18:22

What a great creation Angie! Can always count on you!

Food For Tots 21/4/10 18:48

Your seaweed swiss roll looks absolutely gorgeous! Don't think I can find one from outside. Sob! Sob! ;)

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 21/4/10 18:56

Ugh! Angie - where do you get all these ideas from?!?! I am so jealous! I would never have thought of a savoury swiss roll! WHY???? LOL I guess, it's because I'm not you! ;)

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Sook 22/4/10 00:07

This is such an interesting recipe!! So creative and yummy!

Sandhya Hariharan 22/4/10 00:09

Hie....e Lovely swiss roll Angie.. I m still a novice learning new variety dessert... this is soo perfect...

Valen 22/4/10 01:58

Whoa, that is interesting! I have only just started to like sushi, maybe I will try this.

tasteofbeirut 22/4/10 05:41

What an original take on swiss roll Angie!
btw, the halloumi and the mozzarella are not really interchangeable; if you go to any ethnic store they carry halloumi (also online).

A Canadian Foodie 22/4/10 15:10

I would have never thought about using seaweed in a Swiss Roll... and I love the idea. The colour, and texture and saltiness would add a whole new world of possibilities to this treat!

Katy ~ 23/4/10 10:48

A splendid interpretation of the swiss roll. So intriguing.

Biren 23/4/10 16:12

Wow...another fabulous creation! Must be really tasty.

Dinners and Dreams 24/4/10 23:37

What a perfect roll. I would have broken mine for sure:)

Bo 28/4/10 00:57

This cake really looks great...but I just can't imagine the taste.

Michelle 4/5/10 02:38

We have a huge oriental market not far away and I like to go to it every now and again. I rarely know what I buying, but I never get out the door without spending at least $30...LOL! I think I might have some seaweed in my pantry!


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