Ingredients

a little unsaturated spread, for greasing 3 eggs
125 g (4 oz) caster sugar 125 g (4 oz) plain flour
1 tablespoon hot water 500 g (1 lb) fresh or frozen, thawed and drained strawberries, or 425 g (14 oz) can strawberries in natural juice, drained
200 g (7 oz) natural fromage frais or yogurt icing sugar, for dusting
This sponge is an absolute indulgence yet it is low in fat, the only fat coming from the egg yolks. Use this basic fat-free sponge recipe for celebration cakes and puddings with puréed fruit and fat-free fromage frais. They only keep for the day but you’ll find that they soon disappear! Although the cake is...

Instructions

1.Lightly grease a 33 x 23 cm (13 x 9 inch) Swiss roll tin. Line with a single sheet of greaseproof paper to come about 1 cm (/inch) above the sides of the tin. Lightly grease the paper.
2.In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar over a saucepan of hot water until pale and thick. Sieve the flour and fold into the egg mixture with the hot water. Pour into the prepared tin and bake in a preheated oven, 220°C (425°F), Gas Mark 7, for 8 minutes until golden and set.
3.Meanwhile, place a sheet of greaseproof paper 2.5 cm (1 inch) larger all round than the Swiss roll tin on a clean damp tea towel. Once cooked, turn out the Swiss roll immediately face down on to the greaseproof. Carefully peel off the lining paper. Roll the sponge up tightly with the new greaseproof paper inside. Wrap the tea towel around the outside and place on a wire tray until cool, then unroll carefully.
4.Add half the strawberries to the fromage frais or yogurt and spread over the sponge. Roll the sponge up again and trim the ends. Dust with icing sugar and decorate with a few strawberries. Purée the remaining strawberries in a food processor or blender and serve as a sauce with the roll.

This sponge is an absolute indulgence yet it is low in fat,
the only fat coming from the egg yolks. Use this basic
fat-free sponge recipe for celebration cakes and puddings
with puréed fruit and fat-free fromage frais. They only keep
for the day but you’ll find that they soon disappear!
Although the cake is made with 3 eggs, each serving only
contains half an egg at the most. Remember that dietary
cholesterol has little effect on blood cholesterol in most
people; it is saturated fat that increases blood cholesterol.

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