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On a roll

torta de abóbora e cenoura

… sweet roll.

torta de abóbora e cenoura

Pumpkin and carrot roll

Serves 8-10

500 g pumpkin, peeled and pitted (400g when cooked)
300 g carrot, peeled (200g when cooked)
350 g sugar
4 eggs
40 g cornstarch
25 g melted butter
1 tsp powdered/grated fresh ginger
1 tsp powdered cinnamon

Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
Grease and line a baking sheet with parchment.
Prepare a kitchen cloth and sprinkle with sugar to unmold the cake.
Cut the pumpkin and the carrot in dices and place them in the oven until cooked (30-40 minutes).
Remove from heat.
Purée 400g of pumpkin and 200g of carrot and add the sugar.
Add the whisked eggs, the butter, the cornstarch, the cinnamon and the ginger.
Combine well.
Pour the dough into the lined baking sheet and spread it to make it even.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Unmold while warm to the cloth.
Using the cloth as an aid, roll up cake, beginning with a long side.
Let it cool down to room temperature before transfering carefully, seam side down, to platter.


4 Responses to “On a roll”

  1. Dragana em 21 October, 2009

    This dessert is so simple and beautiful. Your blog is lovely and you inspire me to take better pictures!

  2. Olimpia em 23 October, 2009

    Hi Leonor!

    Your website and pictures are beyond great! And thank you so much for posting this receipt which uses two of my favorite ingredients: pumpkin and carrots!

    I just have one dilemma: all 350 g of sugar should be put on the kitchen cloth in order to unmold the cake? I have read and re-read your post and there is no mention of what happens to the sugar (and I realize that 350g of sugar is a bit too much to be sprinkled).

    Hope you can clear this up for me.

    All the best!

  3. Leonor de Sousa Bastos em 23 October, 2009

    Hi Olimpia,

    Thank you for your kind words…
    I forget to add the sugar step…

    (The 350g of sugar are for the dough…)

  4. pixen em 7 November, 2009

    Thank you for sharing as always! Have great weekend. Sure missed your blog after all the travelling :-)

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