Posts Tagged ‘baking’

Pumpkin Roll

It’s that time of year again. Your husband brings home a four-pack of canned pumpkin and you must accept the not so subtle hint that someone would like pumpkin treats.

I keep seeing these delicious looking pumpkin rolls online and in stores, so I finally gave in and decided to make a roll. I have never made a roll of anything. No jelly rolls, or swiss cake rolls. It seemed a little intimidating. I wasn’t convinced that it wouldn’t crack and turn into a crumbly mess, but people online said it was easy. Those online people wouldn’t lie, would they?

I used a recipe that came through my facebook feed one day, found here.

Changes that I made to the cake recipe: doubled the cinnamon and added a ¼ t. allspice. Left half of the powdered sugar out of the filling.

2015 pumpkin roll ingredients

Tip #1. I learned that you should grease the pan before putting the wax paper inside. That way it will stick better.  My pan worked okay, but the paper slid around a little while I was greasing it. Next time, I will make sure that paper is stuck!

Tip #2. You will introduce a large cloud of powdered sugar into your kitchen when you dump your cake onto the towel. I don’t know how to avoid this, but be prepared.

2015 pumpkin roll towel 2015 pumpkin roll towel rolled

Tip #3. Other recipes call for crushed walnuts on top of your batter before you bake. I love walnuts. I think I would have loved the roll even more with walnuts.

Yummy, yummy, yummy. Everyone likes it, and you do not need any extra sugar in the cream cheese filling. It was great with less. Also, while the wax paper did stick a little and pulled some cake up, rolling it up in the towel was quite easy. I’m not scared of rolls anymore. I’m already imagining lemon rolls with cream cheese filling.

pumkin roll

It was a rainy day yesterday and I was in a baking mood so I also made a chicken pot pie from scratch for dinner. This is the recipe I used (with homemade crust) and it was very easy and so delicious! I HIGHLY recommend it. I halved the recipe as it is really for two pies. I also used a little less thyme, per other people’s comments. Next time, I will make two and freeze one.

chicken pot pie