Failures are stepping stones to success
I didn't have a blender which is suitable for whisking the egg whites and tried to do the same with a Philips hand blender. The result was failure and finally I called up my neighbor and borrowed hers. This was my first time with a blender like that and I just realized that I have to buy one of that kind if I need to do more baking. That blender does a good job with least effort. I am impressed!
I was supposed to bake the roll for just 6 mins, but I baked it a bit more which resulted in cracked cake during the rolling even though it was hot. I could see a bit of dark brown spots at the bottom too. Nevertheless I was pretty happy.
Then I went ahead and tried making the Double Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. With my friend's blender, the frosting was made in around 5-10 mins even when I had two toddlers who wanted to put their hands inside the bowl.
The kids had a lot of fun licking the frosting that they didn't had much lunch after it. I was just happy that I had done my baking before they reached back from school. I spread the frosting in the roll and tada the swiss roll was done.
Result: Tasty, but broken chocolate roll with delicious chocolate frosting.
This frosting is going to be on a lot of cakes and cupcakes till I have patience to learn a new recipe.
I have some of the frosting left and I am thinking of ways to use it - may be make another roll, or make some cupcakes...Yet to decide.