Total newbie, swiss roll sponge help?
I am trying to teach myself to bake, I have made basic things but am trying to learn new things and get really skilled. I thought I would try a swiss roll and followed this recipe from the GBBS. 3 eggs, 75g confectioners sugar and 75g self-raising flour.
But I didn't do the black licorice, just a strawberry and cream filling so I could do a really basic one and do more interesting flavors if I got this down
There is a link below to a video, my sponge came out I think, too spongey. It is kind of like the texture of the inside of a couch cushion. I wouldn't necessarily say it is dry, maybe chewy? I can't tell if it's underdone or overdone, by the color I don't think it's over and it doesn't seem moist enough to be under. I baked it at 400 for 9 and a half minutes. I have never beaten a cake this much, I beat it a lot because I know you're supposed to get it foamy and doubled before adding the flour, and once I sifted in the flour I tried folding it in but it looked a bit lumpy so i got scared and mixed it gently until everything was combined. Maybe I made a mistake?
Here is a video showing the texture. Thanks for any advice!