Top Review by Diane Hathaway
Wonderful for peach lovers! A little labor intensive but well worth it. Will be making this again this summer. I used some of my frozen peaches and can't wait to try it with fresh.
For the Cake
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar, plus
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus
- 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
For the Filling
- 5 large egg yolks
- 3⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 2 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
For the Peaches
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 medium fresh peaches, peeled,pitted,and cut into 1/4 inch wedges
- 1⁄4 cup rum
- 1 cup sweetened whipped cream
- 8 sprigs of fresh mint
- confectioners' sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- For the Cake:.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- With an electric mixer fitted with a wire whip, beat the eggs and 1 cup of the sugar on medium-high speed in a large mixing bowl until the mixture is pale yellow and thick and has tripled in volume, about 8 minutes.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium-size mixing bowl.
- Fold into the egg mixture and blend thoroughly until smooth.
- Add the vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the butter.
- Mix gently.
- Grease a 17 by 12 inch baking pan (or jelly-roll pan) with the remaining 2 teaspoons of the butter.
- Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.
- Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly.
- Bake until the cake springs back when touched, about 15 minutes.
- Cool for about 2 minutes, then gently flip it out onto a large piece of parchment paper.
- For the Filling:.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks, cornstarch, and 1 cup of the heavy cream.
- Whisk to blend well.
- Set aside.
- Combine the remaining 1 1/2 cups cream and sugar in a large heavy-bottom saucepan over medium heat.
- Whisk to dissolve the sugar and bring to a gentle boil, about 10 minutes.
- Slowly add the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly and cook until it thickens, about 5 minutes.
- Be forewarned: the mixture will break.
- Don't be alarmed.
- Pour it into a glass bowl.
- Press a piece of plastic wrap down over the surface of the mixture to prevent a skin from forming.
- Let cool completely at room temperature.
- When cooled pour the mixture into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a wire whip.
- Beat at a medium speed to combine the mixture.
- If it will not combine, warm another 1/2 cup heavy cream and slowly add it to the mixture.
- Whip until you have a thick and creamy custard.
- For the Peaches:.
- Heat the butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the light brown sugar and cinnamon, stir until it dissolves.
- Add the peaches and cook, stirring, until the sugar starts to turn dark amber in color, 5 to 6 minutes.
- Add the rum, carefully ignite it, and flambe the peaches.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
- Place in the bowl of a food processor, pulse several times or until the peach mixture is spreadable.
- To Assemble:.
- Place the parchment-lined cake on a work surface.
- Peel off the cooking paper and roll (lengthwise) and unroll the cake in the paper several times.
- Using a small pallet knife, spread the peach mixture evenly over the cake.
- Spread the pastry cream evenly over the peaches.
- Starting at one end (lengthwise) and using the paper underneath, roll the filled cakes as tightly as possible.
- Wrap the entire jelly roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- Remove from the refrigerator and slice diagonally 2 inches thick.
- Place on each serving plate.
- Garnish with whipped cream, mint and powdered sugar.