Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pumpkin logs.....

I have received a couple of inquiries as to how those pumpkin logs are made so I thought I would make it simple and put the recipe here.....I guess a picture is worth a thousand words. If you didn't see the picture it is on yesterdays post.
This recipe is for a double batch because SH usually makes them and he likes to have enough to give away. If you only want enough for one (fairly large family) cut the recipe in half.
Preheat oven to 375
6 eggs- Beat on high for 5 minutes (really 5 minutes)
Add 2 cups of sugar
Stir in 1 and 1/3 cups canned pumpkin (or punkin as SH has on his recipe)
Add 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Add 5 to 6 Tablespoons cinnamon (yep it is a lot)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Spray 2 cookie sheets with Pam then line the sheets with wax paper. Spray wax paper with Pam. Pour batter in lined cookie sheets. Keep batter even over entire sheet (about 1/4" thick)
Sprinkle walnut or pecan pieces over batter and put in oven. (I always put it on top rack as far up as it will go because if I don't my oven burns it.) Bake exactly 15 minutes. (Mine is always done at 13 or 14 minutes)
Lay two dish towels out flat and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Make sure they are sprinkled pretty heavily. Take cookie sheets out of oven when finished baking and flip upside down on dish towels. Remove cookie sheets but leave wax paper on. Roll towel, cake and wax paper in a roll. Roll from long side so when you are finished you have a long roll. Put in fridge for 1 hour.
Put 2 pkgs cream cheese and 1 stick of butter out to soften while waiting on the cake part to cool.
Right before your hour is up mix together until creamy
2 cups powdered sugar
2 pkgs. cream cheese
1 stick butter

Unroll cake and take wax paper and dish towel off. Ice the entire top with the cream cheese mixture. Roll back up and enjoy. I usually refrigerate for awhile before slicing to give icing time to set a little while. We usually cut each one into 3 separate rolls and seal each in aluminum foil. This recipe should give you 6 individual rolls (or 4 if you will eat quite a bit at a time). These do last quite a while in the refrigerator so we will be munching on them next week at this time.


Monkling said...

Thanks, Katy!

So when you unroll it, it doesn't all fall apart? I'm gonna have to try this.

kim-d said...

I was thinking the same thing as Monkling; I could see me unrolling it into about a million crumbly pieces. But I'm tryin' it cause it sounds wonderful. And I love SH's "Punkin"--that was Bill's nickname for me, which turned into "Punky" and then sometimes "Punky Jo." Awww...tell SH thanks for stirring up the memory!

Now you know how I feel, stalkerish, when I leave like three comments on the same post. But I'm just glad to hear from you, so please keep stalking! I do miss you when we don't "talk" and it's been a while!

Monkling said...

Punky Jo? Jo??

kim-d said...

Alright, smartas* Monkling--it's Kimberly Jo. Go ahead, laugh...but it could have been worse!

Kellan said...

Oooh - thanks for the recipe!!! See ya.

Oh, The Joys said...

Yum! Thanks!

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