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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pumpkin Roll - A Little Pumpkin - Outdoor Wednesday


Photo courtesy of Photobucket, Creative Commons License
Look who we found in the pumpkin patch.






From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...My intent is not to stoke the flames of rumor, but what I thought was baseless chatter actually is not as mindless as I thought. I've been trying to buy canned pumpkin for several weeks now. I was promised a call when it came in. I got the call and went to the store only to find the shelves were still empty. I sought out the manager who contacted me. He brought me several cans of pumpkin from the storeroom where it was being kept for "good" customers. I came home, dropped one of the cans at a neighbors, came up the hill and started baking. If it wouldn't be Thanksgiving in your home without a pumpkin pie, you might want to lock in your supply now. This pumpkin roll is very easy to make and the cream cheese filling is delicious. The cake tastes a bit like moist gingerbread. Be sure not to over bake the cake and roll it while it's hot to prevent it from cracking. I like to remove crusty edges from the cake before spreading it with filling. Let the cake cool completely before filling, then refrigerate for several hours before serving. If you are a real sweet lover, you might want to double the filling and use it to frost the exterior of the cake as well. Here's the recipe for the cake and frosting.

Pumpkin Roll
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
Confectioners' sugar
Filling
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 (8-oz.) package reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 x 15 x 1-inch jelly roll pan.
2) Beat eggs in large bowl of a stand mixer for 5 minutes, gradually adding sugar. Continue beating until mixture thickens and is pale yellow in color. Stir in pumpkin puree and lemon juice.
3) Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt in a separate bowl. Fold flour mixture into pumkin mixture. Spread batter into prepared pan, smoothing it with an offset spatula. Sprinkle batter with chopped walnuts.
4) Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
5) While cake bakes, sprinkle a clean dishtowel with confectioners' sugar and place it on a work surface.
6) Invert cake onto towel and immediately roll from narrow end to form a cylinder. Cool completely.
7) To make filling, combine confections' sugar butter, cream cheese and vanilla in a small bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
8) Unroll cake. Remove crusty edges with a very sharp knife. Spread with filling and roll again. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours before serving.
9) To serve, remove plastic wrap, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and transfer to a serving platter. Yield: 10 servings.

Outdoor Wednesday, an event sponsored by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.

66 comments:

Terry said...

I love, love..Pumpkin Roll. Oh my gosh it looks so yummy.

What a cute hat, perfect for playing in the pumpkin patch

My Little Space said...

Haven't try making any Swiss roll yet! Too many under my list...he he! Should try it one of these days! And pumpkin flavour sounds delicious too. I wonder have you decorated your front yard already for this coming Halloween?

Esi said...

This looks so good. So excited to start using pumpkins soon.

Dena said...

Desserts made with pumpkin are always so good and perfect for cooler weather. Thanks!

Kat said...

I love pumpkin, it's been hard to find this year, but I finally got a few cans today. I never made the pumpkin roll but it looks delicious!

Mary said...

Look and sounds wonderful! I had heard of the shortage of pumpkins but didn't know that that was gonna translate into the canned products as well! Thanks for the heads up on that.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Pumpkin roll is something I always buy from the Amish when I go to the farmers' market. Yum.

I did purchase a can for pumpkin muffins. I didn't realise they were hard to get. I'll have to get more to keep on hand.

Alea said...

I am so glad that I grew my own baking pumpkins this year.

This looks incredible! I have been baking a new pumpkin treat each week for my family; I will have to add this to my line up.

Lynda said...

This is such an unusual recipe (for an African like me !) but looks absolutely delicious & like something I would try. I've never seen canned pumpkin on our shelves here, but am sure that I could use cooked, mashed pumpkin and it would stillwork well. Hope that you're having a lovely day in your corner of the world !

Hootin' Anni said...

What a perfect recipe for this time of year!! I'm saving that one.

And that little hat?!! Adorable. Of course I would like that...I want one.

Selba said...

The pumpkin roll looks so yummy and spongy.

daylily777 said...

That's a cute lil' pumkin you found in your patch!;~)
The pumpkin roll looks delish , I will have to bake this .
Your pics are great .
~Myrna Lee

Kelly said...

Gotta love a good pumpkin roll. Too bad I have enough rolls myself and will probably not make this tempting dish anytime soon. Don't want to be alone with it : )

SnoWhite said...

delicious! Love the cream cheese filling... :)

Donna-FFW said...

I just made one of these. I love them. Yours looks absolutely perfect. Love the hat on the little one.. too cute, priceless.

Cathy said...

What an adorable photo, Mary. Don't you just love this time of year.

Pumpkin roll is my favorite Thanksgiving dessert, along with pumpkin pie of course.

A Year on the Grill said...

Yeap, I got a friend in the produce business that already warned his "good customers" (nice to hear that when they talk about you, isn't it) to buy now for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Love that first picture

Carol said...

The pumpkin roll looks scrumptious. I hope I can just 1 can of pumpkin when I get back to Florida....

Carol

George Gaston said...

Nothing could be better, than a "roll" in the pumpkin patch! But when the taste of pumpkin is filled with a sweet savory cream; you have an ecstasy of delight!

Mary, I hope you picked that cute pumpkin in blue and treated them with one of these delectable treats.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Great Fall photo in the pumpkin patch! I love all things 'pumpkin' but have never heard of Pumpkin Roll before. It DOES look tasty ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such a cute pumpkin in that patch!

I love pumpkin rolls! Just enough sweetness from the filling to compliment the spiciness of the pumpkin.

I didn't know there was a shortage of pumpkin this year ..I'll be keeping my eye out to get my pumpkin puree before there is none left!

Maria said...

I love making pumpkin rolls, they freeze really well and everyone loves them. Cute photos:)

Cass @ That Old House said...

What an adorable first picture in this post -- my mother would have made a hat like that for her grandkids if she'd ever seen this picture.

I wasn't aware of a pumpkin shortage! good to know. for thanksgiving, my brother does the cut-scoop-cook-mash routine with sugar pumpkins and brings 4 pies to our feast. But I use canned! Thanks for the info ...
Cass

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a cute little pumpkin goblin! I love pumpkin rolls! Since I do not think I will be making my annual TG trip to Maine this year and have some of my Mom's fantastic pumpkin roll, I guess I will have to start thinking about making my own.

Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

~ Tracy

Gaby said...

yummmm I am literally OBSESSED with pumpkin! I am so excited to start using it again - this is a must make recipe!

Queen B. said...

I LOVE that entire post !!!!!!!!!

Cottage Sisters said...

The Pumpkin Roll looks delish! The pumpkin picture is so cute, thanks for sharing. Denise

Jamie said...

Canned pumpkin doesn't exist as far as I have ever seen in France or Italy so I started years ago just making my own. We have bright orange super sweet muscat pumpkins. And I could so make this pumpkin roll! A great change from pumpkin pie. Looks beautiful!

Suzanne said...

Mary, I have always wanted to make one of these. Thank you for sharing! Now if you have a good recipe for a cake roll that is made with white cake and raspberries, let me know:-) I had one of those recently and it was amazing...confirming my suspicions that I am a hopeless cake roll lover!:-)

LV said...

Terry, I gained pounds just looking at that pumpkin roll. I love them. Thanks for taking time out from you wonderful cooking to visit me today.

Twin Tables said...

I love this recipe but I have one little question...where is the PUMPKIN in the recipe. It is in the directions but not in the ingredient list.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The pumpkin roll looks incredibly yummy!! I know it is beyond my skill leval. Would you mind dropping by and bring me a slice? ;)

Fuji Mama said...

I love pumpkin rolls and your recipe looks fabulous! I'm going to add it to my recipe lineup for the month. I may be making it with homemade pumpkin puree though, since I haven't been able to find pumpkin puree at all!

Karen said...

I loved rolled cakes - they always take just a bit more time and care and always seem more special. I didn't know there was a pumpkin shortage! How'd that happen??

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised by the pumpkin shortage in parts of the country. Here in Kansas it's always on the shelf in every grocery store. Wonder why there's a difference. I'll use one of my cans to make this lovely pumpkin roll.

Martha

Riet said...

IN this country we don,t have pumpkin pies or rolls but it looks delicious. Thank you for visiting
Have a nice day

Jane said...

I haven't had a pumpkin roll since my friend moved to Ohio...10 years ago! Yum!!! After drooling over those photos, I just might have to head to the kitchen and give it a try.

Thanks for letting us know about the shortage...I'm heading to the store!
Thanks for sharing.
Jane (artfully graced)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Pumpkin rolls are one of my husbands all-time favorite treats!
Have a wonderful day!

Katy ~ said...

Had not heard about the pumpkin shortage. Well, guess I'm going to have to see about stocking up as it's a fruit we always enjoy, year round. Love my pumpkin pies!

I have never ever made a roll of any kind. I watched my mother struggle with the jelly kind, with all the cracking and all and have never attempted one. I want to, really I do, but I want it to be perfect like YOURS!!

Baba's Special Babies said...

Hi Mary, this pumpkin roll looks wonderful... I will have to try and make it for the holidays..what can I substitute the eggs with since I have a grand allergic to eggs???
Thanks for sharing this cake roll... Have a good day. hugs, Baba

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

yum yum I will try the pumpkin roll it looks delightful, thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe...come for a visit..

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had a pumpkin roll, but every year I want one...

About the hippo collection--So I guess you had to hear "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas a lot?" :)

Pam said...

This looks so good! It'll be time for pumpkins in our area very soon. Can't wait!

Mary said...

Baba, this is probably not the cake you want to make substitutions in. You can try to make it using 3/4 cup egg substitute, but I think the end result would be a tough cake. I wish I could be more helpful but the nature of the cake is limiting.

SmilingSally said...

I admit it; I am a sweet lover.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

What a shot! Just perfect.
I have never seen a pumpkin roll before, such a great idea!
Glad you got your puree, I have a can in the pantry so I am set! :)

Penny said...

I found only one can of dented pumpkin when I went to the store yesterday. I bought it because I wanted to make pumpkin pancakes for house guests. I had no idea that there was a shortage. Will keep my eyes open for Thanksgiving planning. The pumpkin roll looks delicious.

Lori said...

I did not hear about any shortages. Thank God you are a "good customer".This is one of my favorite desserts.

Monica said...

Pumpkin Rolls are my favorite baked pumpkin pie goodie!!! Its not so hard to make either. It just looks intimidating! And I heard there was a pumpkin shortage. I think "they" said about a 1/3 of the crop got destroyed due to poor weather last year. But even though its a bit more work than just cracking open a can you can absolutely use fresh pumpkin to make pumpkin puree!!! I've done it several years, it just requires a little more patience!

JLS Hall (Joysweb) said...

Gosh, this looks sooo delicious! I love pumpkin AND gingerbread, so I'll probably love this. Thanks for another great recipe to try!

Pam said...

I think you found the cutest little pumpkin in the patch :D
You pumpkin roll looks and sounds so delicious, I will have to try it.
Thanks Mary...

Tootsie said...

OMG!!! this looks sooooooo good!

Beverly said...

I had the same problem finding canned pumpkin. I finally did find some at another store, and I purchased several.

I love Pumpkin Roll, but I've never been brave enough to bake one. I need to work up the confidence.

Ginger said...

First, who is that cute little pumpkin that you found in the pumpkin patch? So very CUTE! Could I send my pumpkin roll to you? Mine cracks EVERYWHERE!! HELP!! Can you give me any advice? Looks delicious Mary.

Foley said...

I made one of these pumpkin rolls last fall - will have to check your recipe against the one I used! Yours turned out beautiful! Love the pumpkin patch!!

Bunny said...

Thankfully I have pumpkin in my cabinet!! I've been thinkin pumpkin roll, the cooler weather does that to me. Yours looks fantastic!

manker said...

that looks scrumptious... a must try for this weeken'd 's inn guests

gp

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The pumpkin roll look so good. Wish I some right now.

Debinhawaii said...

Love the hat--so cute and a lovely cake roll.

xinex said...

That cake roll looks so delish, Mary! I bet the cheesecake filling is scrumptious!....Christine

Ebie said...

Oh, Ms. Mary, that pumpkin roll looks so yummy! Now that our weather has been cool, I can warm up my kitchen with your delicious recipes.

Being a transplant, it took me a while to acquire the taste of pumpkins in pies and other baked goods!

Its always a delight to visit you blog.

Carla said...

This is most darling pumpkinhead I have ever seen!!!

Alyssa said...

What a cute hat! And the pumpkin roll looks wonderful. That was one of my favorite deserts while growing up.

once in a blue moon... said...

oh i love every pic here! may i please have a fork...

fun games for kids said...

Looks so great, the pumpkin roll pictures make me feel hungry. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

A & W said...

So cute! And a great recipe!
- Whitney

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