Shortcrust Pastry Roulade


What I like about this cake is that you can treat it like cookies. You bake it like a cake, slice it into cookies ,and store the slices in an airtight container. When you want something small, delicious, and easy, just reach your hand into the container and take a “cookie” or two. Very casual and simple to make, yet very satisfying, this dessert is sure to be a keeper.

3 ½ (500g) cups flour
1 tbs baking powder
¾ cup (100g) confectioner’s sugar
250g cold butter, cubed
2/3 cup (160ml) milk

In a food processor, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar powder, and butter into a crumbly dough. Add the milk and pulse just until the dough comes together into a ball.

Heat your oven to 360F.

Divide the dough to three equal pieces.

Roll out each piece into a 1/8-inch-thick rectangle on parchment paper dusted with flour.

Spread 1/3 of the filling of your choice (options below) on top of the rolled-out dough and roll the dough at its long side to form a roulade.

Repeat the two previous steps with the other two pieces of dough.

Place the roulades seam side down onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly score the roulades on the top every inch, to make it easier to slice after baking.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the roulades are golden brown.

Remove from the oven and cool completely. Slice the roulades into cookies and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Filling options:
Each of the following fillings is good for one recipe of dough.

1 ½ cups jelly of choice
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
½ cup raisins
Spread the jelly on the rolled-out dough and sprinkle the walnuts and raisins on top. Continue as directed above.

Option 2:
1 ½ cups jelly of choice
3 tbs cocoa powder
3 tsp cinnamon
6 tbs sugar
Spread the jelly on the rolled-out dough. In a bowl, mix the cocoa powder, cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the jelly. Alternatively, after spreading the dough with jelly, sprinkle one tablespoon cocoa, one teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons sugar on each of the three spread out pieces of dough. Continue as directed above.

Some more of my favorite fillings include:
Dates and dried unsweetened coconut flakes
Halva and butter
Butter, cinnamon and sugar
Orange jelly and toasted hazelnuts


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