October 21, 2011

Pumpkin Roll . . . .





I've mentioned before on this blog that when it comes to baking.....I'm just not often successful!  In fact, I have never...ever.....tried a recipe with the word "roll" in it.....as in "jelly roll"!


So when I saw recipes for pumpkin roll floating around the blog world, I was envious.....it looked so good, but could I pull off a recipe like that???


But guess what.....I DID it!!  And it actually tasted good!!

Two things have always hindered me from making "roll" recipes.....I don't know what a "jelly roll pan" is and I didn't know what parchment paper was.


This is parchment paper....


You find it the same place you buy aluminum foil and your other wraps.




I still am not sure what a "jelly roll pan" is, but I just used my normal cookie sheet and it worked fine!


To prep your baking sheet....I sprayed the pan with oil (maybe that was overkill??) and then I sprayed the parchment paper with oil.  


I was using 2 different recipes for guidance and each one gave different directions.....does that drive you crazy??? I get overwhelmed by the choice...which way is correct??  So....I merged the 2 recipes and it all worked out!


The pumpkin roll part...


I added 1 cup of sugar to 3 eggs...






And then mixed in 2/3 cup of pumpkin...






I then added 1 tsp. of baking soda, 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and 1 tsp. salt and mixed those in...






Then, I added 3/4 cup of flour and thoroughly mixed.






I spread the pumpkin mixture on my greased parchment paper and baked it at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes.  You want to bake it until you can press your finger into the pumpkin and it "springs" back.






Meanwhile......while your pumpkin roll is baking, you want to take a dish towel and cover it in powdered sugar....


I used a bit too much powdered sugar!

When your pumpkin roll is finished, remove it from the oven and turn it onto your powdered towel.....it should easily come off the parchment paper.  

Right away, while it's hot, roll it up in the powdered sugar towel...


Really....it's in there somewhere!


The cream cheese filling.....

Mix together 2 Tab. butter
1 package of softened cream cheese 
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup of powdered sugar

Unroll your roll and spread the filling to the edges.....and then roll it back up!



And that....was...it!!  I DID it!!  


My first "roll" dessert!!



I was amazed by how simple it was to make, yet how "fancy" it looked!  I ended up cutting mine it half so that I had two nights of dessert!

Happy baking!

12 comments:

Jessica said...

Hey! That looks easy! And it turned out beautifully. I've got to try it. Thanks for sharing this!

Charisa said...

This looks great!

Life Of A Southern Couple - Brittany said...

I have never tried one of these but they look so good! I am loving everything pumpkin right now. I will definitely have to try this!

Jessabells said...

I love to bake and I still haven't dared to try a roll yet. lol. Pumpkin roll is delicious. It is expensive here to buy. Usually $10 a roll but so worth it.

Steph Keaney said...

I totally appreciate your honesty -- love that you said you didn't know what parchment paper or a jelly roll pan was, but you jumped in anyway! Thanks for keeping it real! :) I am pinning your recipe. Thanks!

Jordan McCollum said...

Awesome! Way to be wayward and crafty! I find "rolls" intimidating, and I'm usually pretty good at baking. You make it look easy!

As I understand it, a jelly roll pan is basically a cookie sheet that's 15"x10"x1".

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Myyyyyyy goodness does this look tasty! Great job, and thanks for sharing!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

mmhhh i LOVE pumpkin roll. this looks so good!

Okie Chic said...

Awww I make pumpkin roll every Thanksgiving and Christmas my family loves it. Yours is very pretty!!

Katie said...

Great job! I've never made a roll like bread like this... I need to make one ASAP!

Becky said...

Looks awesome!

And a "jelly roll" pan is a cookie sheet with sides (a "real" cookie sheet has no sides). So what you used was actually a jelly roll pan and not a cookie sheet :-)

I recently acquired this knowledge myself, so don't feel bad! :-)

Momof4girls said...

You have inspired me.....I have guests this Friday night and I will "experiment " on them but give you all the credit.....

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