How can I stop my chocolate roulade cracking?

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How can I stop my chocolate roulade cracking?

Q: I am trying to make a chocolate roulade with chocolate, sugar, whole egg, cocoa and cornflour. It is very difficult to handle and cracks on rolling. Can you please suggest anything to make it handle better? Charlotte Maxwell

A: Our chocolate roulade recipe actually embraces the odd crack here or there as it makes an excellent Yule log during the festive season. However if you would like to reduce the cracking, then place a damp tea towel over it while cooling which should prevent the cake from drying out thus making it a neater roll. Phil Elliot, Senior Teacher

Phil Elliott

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