About Ann Low

Hello! I'm Ann Low. Welcome to my humble blog - Anncoo Journal, a place where you can find many quick and easy recipes that I have created that could inspire you to bake or cook at home for your loved ones . Please feel free to browse around. Read more about me... and the photo gallery in the recipe index.

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Fathima

Ya Ann I place it on the center rack , should I Try it on higher shelf ?? … My another humble request , pls upload cool cake recipe , where the cake is juicy smoothy unlike sPonge cake…

Fathima
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Fathima

Hey Wat a creativity , hats off… Btw can u pls clear me a doubt .. Usually when v bake a cake , the bottom layer turns nice brown color .. How u achieved white here making the polka dots so visible …

Ann@Anncoo Journal
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Hi Fathima, Only the top of cake is brown not the bottom. The polk dots are piped at the bottom.

Fathima
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Fathima

Ann, sorry for bothering u so much.. But I find my cakes brown at the bottom … Wat would be the reason and how to avoid it ., since v need white bottom for this one … I Really want to try this fantabulous art cake

Ann@Anncoo Journal
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Fathima, sorry that I've not never encountered your problem before. BTW did you place the cake tray at the center of the rack in the oven?

Fusspot
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Hi Ann

I noticed that there is no sugar and baking powder in your recipe but I have seen them in other swiss roll recipe. Could you tell me why you dont add these ingredients? Is it ok if I replace the butter with canola oil as I dont like butter? I am going to try this recipe cos my children will be fascinated with the design. Thanks.

Ann@Anncoo Journal
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Hi,

I'm using the optima flour also known as sponge mix that sugar and baking powder all inside. If you can't find optima flour, you can take a look at my Strawberry Swiss Roll using sugar and no baking powder.
https://www.anncoojournal.com/2011/07/strawberry-swiss-roll.html

Rita
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This is so cute and creative!

Anncoo
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@Anonymous
Hi Lx, Of course you can. This is up to you and is your own creation 🙂

Anonymous
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I love the polka dots 😀 I'm wondering if i can add chocolate emulco to the remaining batter(swiss roll) and leave the polka dots colour plain.

Lx.

Anncoo
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@Mamatkamal
Hi dear, I must take a look 🙂

Mamatkamal
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Mamatkamal

Hi Ann,
This looks gorgeous! Just to let you know this post has been added to Cuisine Marocaine Site,
Cheers
http://www.moroccancuisinemarocaine.com/t4354-cherry-polka-dots-swiss-roll#52912

Thas
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How I adore these rolls, looks perfectly delicious and gorgeous. Love it love it!

petite nyonya
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oh wow! what a CLEVER idea!!

hana
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wow~ looks gorgeous and beautiful! i love ur blog!

Claudia
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This just makes me smile and do a happy dance. And when I'm done dancing, I'd like some…

♥peachkins♥
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That is a very cute treat!

Coleen's Recipes
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My family would love this for the holidays, so I think I will have to experiment a little since we do not have optima flour or emulco.

Snooky doodle
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wow this is spectacular! awesome dots 🙂

Shirley @ Kokken69
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Absolutely adoring! This is really clever! You've made your polka dots all so evenly sized!

Hearty Bakes
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Anncoo, your polka swiss roll is very lovely!It's like a replica of the polka bag. Very neat roll too.You have just inspire me to give swiss roll a try again since many times my swiss rolls turned into rum balls lol.

Cheah
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You are just fantastic Anncoo! Brilliant!

Anncoo
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Hi Coleen,

Thank you for your compliments.
Optima flour is actually flour to which sweetener, cake improvers, rising agents have been added. It is less a flour, and more a cake mix. You can use ordinary sponge cake recipe if you've a good soft sponge cake recipe provided the cake is not over baked or else the cake will cracks when rolling up.
Leave the cake to cool before removing the skin from the cake.
Hope this helps.

You may like to take a look at my Tiger Skin Swiss Roll
http://anncoojournal.blogspot.com/2010/06/tiger-skin-swiss-roll_4215.html
I used self raising flour.

sangeeta
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I love anything in polka dots..and this swiss roll looks gorgeous !!

Coleen's Recipes
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Do you remove the skin from the cake when the cake is warm?

Coleen's Recipes
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Hello Anncoo, You are very clever. The cake is beauiful. What is optima flour? Is it the same as our cake flour? Also, is there a secret to taking the skin off of the cake? You make it look easy, can you tell me more?

Anncoo
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Thank you Friends for spending your time to read this and thank you very much for all your lovely comments.

Pacheco Patty ~ Thank you very much for visiting and your nice comments.

Weng ~ hehee…I'm flattered *.* I usually used 4-5 eggs for 14 inches square tray to make the sponge cakes looks thicker.

温馨小屋~ 谢谢哦!

Jessica ~ What a great idea to use multi colored dots. I must try it one day.

Dr. sameena Prathap ~ Thank you very much for your compliments.

Angel ~ Yes, love your picture and the bag really looks exactly the same. Just added your picture in this post yesterday. hehee..I love it!

eLeanor ~ Thank you 🙂 Hope you'll learn to bake one day then you'll find that baking is a piece of art.

Oh Joy, your Mom is so sweet. How I wish that your Mom can start a blog too so that I can learn 上海菜from her. And thank you very much for your sweet compliments ;))

Kris ~ hahaa…you're the second person telling me about the multi colors…great idea!

Cooking Gallery ~ Thank you! Looks exactly like Angel's bag isn't it…hahaa…

Fimere ~ Thank you for your compliment.

Radhika ~ Thank you very much!

Pierre ~ Thank you! Thank you!!

金77~ 真的很谢谢你美言 :P)

wenn
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u r so creative!

金77
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sooo beautiful
sooo cuuute
swiss roll I love it so much >3<

pierre
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i give yuo the award of the best cake of the week !!Bravo Pierre

Radhika
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You truly have great baking skills Anncoo. TH was looking at your rolls when I was reading this recipe. Even he was amazed at your skills. Haven't seen such a pretty Swiss rolls in my life.

Sweetums
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OMG!! I am in love with this cake it is so cute and looks delightfully delicious!

Fimère
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quelle magnifique réalisation ma chère anncoo, du beau travail
bravo à toi
bonne soirée

Cooking Gallery
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Oh,my…!! What can I say? You make me speechless! That swiss roll is absolutely stunning! I almost thought it wasn't a cake, as it looks so soft!

Kris Ngoei
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Ann, this is a creative creation. Imagine the polka dots in different colors, wow!!

Sawadee from Bangkok,
Kris

cherry potato
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This is nice to see, delicious to eat, and greaaaat to have it!!

☺lani☺
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Wow, this one is so cute! My hubby will love this, he loves black and white polka dots! Happy Weekend!

3 hungry tummies
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Very cute! I would love some 🙂

natasya
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natasya

OMG… This is so so beautiful. Well done!

Joy
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Anncoo

my mom loves your blog, she keeps gushing over your talented baking skills!!

You are so creative, every dessert you make not only looks delicious but is like a work of art. You're awesome, keep up the fabulous work love!

Nadji
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Un seul mot :MAGNIFIQUE!!!!!!
Bravo mon amie.

-eLeanor-
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The cake looks so cute!!!
too bad, I dont know how to bake 🙁

Angie's Recipes
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Love dotted pattern….very pretty!

5 Star Foodie
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Gorgeous!

DG
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Love to see dot dot polkadot on your swiss roll. It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the techniques!

Peanutts
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very creative I must say,

Cook.Bake.Love
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Anncoo, I have posted the picture. Come and take a look at my new post. Then u know what I mean.

~Dana
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This is amazing! How cool would it be to serve this at a polka-dot themed little girl's party? Pretty fancy!

HK Choo
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Your polka-dotted swiss roll looks so inviting, Anncoo. Thanks for sharing the tips as well, will try it some day 🙂

<br><br><br><br><br>Dr.Sameena Prathap
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Hi Anncoo,

Wow…iam amazed…you are so much in to baking..i could learn so much from you!!!

will visit often…

Sameena@

http://www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com
http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Jessica
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What a fabulous idea! I love this cake. It would be great to use multi colored dots for a child's birthday, or a baby shower. Fun!

jessyburke88@gmail.com

温馨小屋
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美到不行 …..我会舍不得吃…hehe~~

Velva
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This cake is so creative! Awesome. I am always delighted by your baked goods, Very nice.

faithy, the baker
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This is sooo pretty!!! Love that shot with the polkdot paper too!