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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Party Recap

Well, the deutsche Partei was a big hit. Food was consumed in huge quantities, typical of any event where teenage boys are found. I was surprised, however, to find that they loved the German food (with the exception of the birthday boy and one other). The birthday boy loves bratwurst, beer bread, pumpkin roll, and root beer, but has real disdain for any food with vinegar, which eliminates a lot of German food.

But, his friends made this mama very happy and they can come back any time. They ate sauerkraut and Warmer Kartoffelsalat (Potato Salad) with gusto. They inhaled the bratwurst and knockwurst, as well as the Augratinkartoffeln (Au Gratin Potatoes) and the desserts.

The root beer was a huge hit, also. We had bottled Goose Island, and Bulldog, as well as Boylan's Birch Beer, and canned A&W, Mug, and Barq's.

I used the German Potato Salad pretty much as written at the link. It was a little sweeter than what I'm accustomed to, but was so good (even left over) that I wouldn't change a thing. The Au Gratin potato recipe was my tried and true recipe. If you're interested, just ask.

I'm posting my Pumpkin Roll recipe. I made two and they're both gone, so I guess they liked them. Below is a picture of the dessert table and the Pumpkin Roll.

Pumpkin Roll

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
⅔ cup pumpkin
1 t. lemon juice
¾ cup flour
1 t. baking powder
2 t. pumpkin pie spice
½ cup walnuts,chopped (optional)
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
4 t. butter
1 t. vanilla

Grease a 15 x 10 pan edged pan and line with waxed paper.
Grease the waxed paper.
Beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin, lemon juice, flour, baking powder,
and spice until creamy.
Pour mixture onto waxed cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with nuts, if desired.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from oven and immediately cover with clean dishtowel.
Flip cake onto counter with towel under.
Remove waxed paper.
Roll towel and cake up like a jellyroll.
Let cool.
Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter,
and vanilla until creamy.
Unroll cake and spread with frosting.
Re-roll and wrap with plastic wrap.
Cover with tin foil. Refrigerate until serving time.
Can also be frozen.



Matilda said...

Pumpkin Roll is a staple at our All Saints Party! The grown-ups insist on it every year! : )

Michael and Janelle Esker said...

My mouth is literally drooling! I can't wait to try this gluten-free! Will let you know how it turns out!