Pumpkin Cake Roll with Mascarpone Filling:
Thanksgiving was a week ago — I hope everyone enjoyed a delightful holiday dinner!!
In my previous Posting, I shared my quandary about which dessert to serve for Turkey Day. It’s time I let you know of my dessert-decision — The ACTUAL Dessert that I made. A yummy, creamy, very gingery Pumpkin Cake Roll — And actually quite easy.
Note — I would have posted all of this sooner, except Husband (Photo-Guy) just bought a NEW Camera (Exciting). We shot some tasty-looking photos right away. Then we discovered that our versions of PhotoShop and LightRoom (where we ‘develop’ our photos) could not support the new Camera files. So we went through a few rounds of updating the software on our computers — And finally, I could develop the photos. And finally, I can now post….
The Food — Pumpkin Cake Roll with Gingered Mascarpone Filling:
I was preparing the entire Thanksgiving Dinner this year. For dessert, I wanted something fun, delicious, and NEW — I was feeling adventurous? I discovered a Pumpkin Cake with Mascarpone Filling (and lots of Candied Ginger) on Barefoot Contessa web site. I could not resist — Cake Rolls are quite easy, both cakey and creamy, and visually interesting. And all the flavors (pumpkin, spices, candied ginger) sounded perfect. In fact, before adding the filling, I drizzled the cake with a bit more flavor — A mixture of orange liqueur and maple syrup. Definitely YUM!
Dessert was a light-but-scrumptious ending to our Thanksgiving Dinner!! Recipe on my Recipes Page.
The Pottery — Maasha Plates:
I’m serving slices of my Pumpkin Cake Roll on my Maasha Plates — White stoneware, soda fired with slips and ash glazes. I have a stack of these plates. They’re perfect for so many nibbles — Desserts, of course, and also sandwiches, snacks, appetizers, small salads, etc.!! They’re so comfortable and easy to grab — I really need to make more of these!
And that’s my Dessert Story — The REAL Dessert that I served.
And I’ve just noticed — It’s already DECEMBER!! I hope everyone is looking forward to this last month of the year!