Pumpkin Roll

We eat really well on vacation. It takes a good week to feel hungry again. Well, we're back. And so are our appetites.
We came home to autumn. The mountains are colorful. There is a nip in the air. It makes me want to bake with pumpkin.

Autumn Pumpkin Roll

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin
1 tsp lemon juice
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

Prepare your jelly roll (rimmed cookie) pan: Spray with cooking spray, then line with parchment paper. Spray parchment paper with cooking spray as well.

Prepare your towel: Generously sift powdered sugar over a clean dish towel.

Beat eggs on high for 5 minutes. Gradually add sugar. Stir in pumpkin and lemon juice. In a separate bowl, Combine dry ingredients and fold into mixture. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Turn out onto prepared dish towel. To prevent the cake from cracking, roll towel and cake together while still hot; cool. Unroll and spread with filling. Roll again without dish towel and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

1 cup powdered sugar
6 oz cream cheese, softened
4 T butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla

Beat together until well combined.

We also came home to these, resting in our garden at 1:00 in the morning. Apparently the snow storm last weekend washed away the cyclist's "deer repellent". Next time we go out of town we're going to enlist the neighborhood boys (or any of my male viewers who live nearby) to mark their territory around the garden perimeter.


Courtney said...

I will have to try this. I attempted a pumpkin roll a couple of weeks ago and it came out all flat and not spongey. Any idea what I did wrong?

Megan said...

Hey Courtney,
All I can think is that I really beat the crap out of those eggs. I also had the eggs at room temperature, I think they whip up better that way (I forgot to set them out so I put them in a bowl of lukewarm water for about 10 minutes). When I tried the batter I could tell there was a lot of air in it.

Jacqui said...

I love that you beat the crap out of those eggs.

I also love your new blog look. And I love pumpkin recipes. Will have to try this one...sometime after the middle tire is gone, gone, gone. Sigh...*

matt b. said...

Can you clarify what the cyclists "deer repellent" is? it doesn't look like it worked too well, but if it did, he could maybe market it and make a lot of money. In fact, i bet he could sell it to pro-cyclists who need to test clean on the epo tests as well. I can already hear the tagline: "Deer-b-gone/pee-b-clean: keep those pesky deer out of your garden and pass your doping tests all with the same handy product." I wonder if the cyclist would be able to keep up with the demand.