Saturday, October 13, 2012

6 Days

That's all it took before Teagan was introduced to the cider mill.

With views like this how could we wait any longer?

Even though tomorrow is going to be a less fall like day with temperatures in the upper 60s we'll make another appearance. It's our weekly fall routine. Plus, Parker digs the animals.

And the "apple juice."

And while I'm a sucker for the fresh donuts, I'm heavily swayed by my pumpkin roll. The first of many pumpkin related dishes that I'm planning on pumping out in the weeks ahead.

I've had this recipe for years and no clue where it came from. The recipe calls to serve this chilled but you won't be disappointed if you pop it in the microwave. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Roll 

3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup solid pack pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons butter
8 ounces cream cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Grease and flour a jellyroll pan (large cookie sheet with sides). In a mixing bowl, beat eggs on high for five minutes. Gradually add white sugar, pumpkin, and lemon juice. Add flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and ginger. Spread batter evenly in pan.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until it springs back when touched. Loosen edges with a knife. Turn out on two dishtowels that have been sprinkled with powdered sugar. Roll up cake, and let cool for about 20 minutes.

To Make Filling: Mix confectioners' sugar, vanilla, butter or margarine, and cream cheese together till smooth. Unroll pumpkin cake when cool, and spread with filling. Reroll, and push aside the dishtowel. Unroll long sheet of waxed paper. Put pumpkin roll on waxed paper. Dust pumpkin roll with powdered sugar. Twist ends of waxed paper like a piece of candy. Put pumpkin roll in refrigerator and chill overnight. Before slicing, dust with powdered sugar. Serve chilled.

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