Schaumrollen (Grklani)

 

Schaumrollen or foam rollers, my favorite dessert from childhood’s days. Simple and gorgeous they consist of a tube of pastry filled with whipped cream. Originally an Austrian dessert, but it’s been very popular in Macedonia for decades. We call them grklani meaning larynx, because they look like larynx right? 🙂

 

Ingredients:

  • 500 g puff pastry
  • 4 egg whites
  • 200 g of powdered sugar
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • roller molds

 

Preparation:

  1. Roll out frozen puff pastry and cut into strips 2 cm wide and about 15-20 cm long. Wrap each strip around previously oil coated roller molds.

     

  2. Arrange molds in a baking pan lined with baking paper and bake at 220 degrees for around 15 minutes.
  3. When rollers get a nice golden color, remove from the oven and when slightly cool, gently remove from molds.
  4. Prepare the cream. Beat egg whites and sugar in a non-plastic bowl until firmed.
  5. Boil water in a pot, then reduce the heat. Place the bowl with beaten egg whites and sugar over the steaming, simmering water and beat with a mixer for about 5-10 minutes until the mixture is very firm.
  6. Add vanilla sugar and lemon juice before the end of beating.
  7. Remove the bowl from the heat and continue beating for 10 more minutes until the cream is completely cool.
  8. Fill a syringe or a pastry bag with the cream and fill the  rolls.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar on top.
Enjoy!

 

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