Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Pumpkin Roll

From my good friend Stephanie Ryan of (see my TTD photos there)
Below is her recipe in her words- verbatim.

Pumpkin Roll
What? Like those of you that know me couldn't guess this… come on now. For the others that don't know what Pumpkin Roll is- boy, have you been missing out. Imagine rolling pumpkin bread around cheesecake filling. Mouth watering yet? I thought it might. My family has been making this for generations to the point it's expected to be there on Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, my merriment of fall gift to all of you is the recipe. Planning on being a dinner guest this Thanksgiving and want to impress? Make this. They may even pull you aside and tell you it's better than Grandma's Pumpkin Pie. It's been known to happen…

What you need:
3 Lg. Eggs
¾ C Sugar
2/3 C Canned Pumpkin
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
¾ C Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
2 Tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. Ginger (optional)
½ tsp. Nutmeg (optional)

8oz Cream Cheese
1 C Powdered Sugar
4 Tbsp. Butter
½ tsp. vanilla

1. Beat eggs and sugar until thick
2. Add in pumpkin and lemon juice.
3. Quickly add with minimal mixing the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger and nutmeg.
4. Spread batter into a 15" x 10" x 1" that has been wax papered in the bottom, then sprayed with cooking oil. YOU MUST SPRAY WITH COOKING OIL OR IT WILL DEFINITELY STICK!!
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min. (cake will pull away from sides)
6. Flip the cake over a piece of waxed paper that has been sprinkled with powdered sugar. Don't over do it or the sugar will make the cake sticky and gooey.
7. Peel off the wax paper that was used during baking.
8. Let cool for 10 min.
9. Roll up and refrigerate in waxed paper. (Want to make a bunch for later? Freeze the rolled cake w/o filling and use it later!)
10. Mix filling.
11. Unroll cake and Spread filling evenly.
12. Re-Roll
13. Wrap and refrigerate until use.
14. Use a long string of wax dental floss to cut roll (wrap around roll as though you're tying it at the top. When you pull it will make a clean cut and not squish it like a knife.)

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