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Summer Roll

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A Summer Roll may mean something very different depending on where you are in the world or where you grew up. In Australia and New Zealand, it means the chewy nougat confectionery roll available from a milkbar or supermarket. It was very popular back in the 70’s, and is still available today.

We originally made this recipe at Bake Club, after the lovely Gaye brought the recipe along to share. I’m not sure where she got it from, but it really does taste like a summer roll. We made this one with milk chocolate, but you might also try it with dark.  Sometimes I like to go to the dark side…  😉

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Summer Roll

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This recipe for Summer Roll is brilliant. Don't you love it when you make something that just tastes like your childhood memories.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Servings 24 pcs
Method Thermomix

Equipment

  • Thermomix

Ingredients
  

Nougat

  • 200 g milk chocolate melts
  • 200 g peanut butter
  • 180 g honey
  • 190 g oats
  • 60 g shredded coconut
  • 80 g walnuts crumbled
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Topping

  • 200 g milk chocolate melts
  • 20 g coconut oil
  • Coconut to sprinkle on top

Instructions
 

Method for the base (nougat)

  • Line a slice tin with baking paper.
  • Place chocolate into TM bowl and grate 10 sec / speed 9.
  • Scrape down and melt 4 mins / 50°C / speed 1.
  • Add peanut butter and honey and melt 2 mins / 90°C / speed 1.
  • Add oats, coconut, walnuts and vanilla and mix 30 sec / speed 4 / Reverse.
  • Scrape mixture into prepared slice tin.
  • No need to wash TM bowl.

Method for the topping

  • Place chocolate and oil into TM bowl and grate 10 sec / speed 9. Scrape down and melt 5 mins / 50°C / speed 1.
  • Pour melted chocolate on top of nougat in slice tin and sprinkle with coconut. Allow it to set in fridge for an hour.
  • When set, cut into bars and enjoy!
  • To clean Thermomix bowl:
  • Pour a glass of milk into TM bowl and mix 5 sec / speed 8.
  • Heat milk 5 mins / 80°C / speed 4.
  • Enjoy warm chocolate milk. No wasted chocolate!

Update (Feb 2019)

Giving credit where credit is due.  I think this recipe may have originally come from Thermofun.  I did look everywhere on Google to give the author credit but couldn’t find anything under summer roll.  What I did learn was that what we (in Australia) call Vietnamese rolls are called Summer rolls in other countries. We eventually found a reference, its under Honey Nougat Log.   So if it was you that made it Thermofun, great job! We all loved it at Bake Club.  😉

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23 Comments

  1. Do you have tips how to make this if you don’t have a thermomix? I am on the other side of the world and miss the Aussie Summer Rolls!

    1. Hi Lauren,
      Certainly, you can prepare it on the stove top in a bain marie. You’ll require a temperature probe to ensure the heat is accurate at each stage.

      When you review the method, it’s quite easy to follow, and the steps are clear. In Step 2, you need to melt your chocolate, but be careful not to exceed 50°C, or it will seize and become crumbly (burn if you like). Then, add the peanut butter and honey, stirring and warming it until the mixture reaches 90°C. After that, add the ingredients in Step 5, stirring to combine.

      I think this will all be clear to you. It’s not a long or difficult recipe, but you will need the probe to test the temperature.

      Happy Summer Roll making.

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