Pumpkin Spice Latte Rolls

Pumpkin Spice Latte Rolls

Let’s be honest, this isn’t something you would consider for a traditional Super Bowl party.  However, based on my own unscientific survey people want more pumpkin spice whenever they can get it. When I saw this recipe I thought it would be a good way to start your Super Bowl Sunday.   It’s going to be an indulgent day so start it off the right way with these Pumpkin Spice Latte Rolls.  Pair it with your favorite cup of joe and your family will love you.

Think about it, when the first day of fall rolls around every year there’s a thunderous applause because people know that all things pumpkin spice is right around the corner.  There’s even a twitter account dedicated to the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL).

The thing is, why wait?  Why wait around for something you can have on the regular?   I found a pumpkin spice mix when I decided to try this Buzzfeed Tasty recipe.  I asked an associate at the grocery store and he said this spice is always on the shelf.  So, if you want pumpkin even when the weather isn’t cold outside, just do it.  Bake the rolls!

Here’s the recipe taken directly from Buzzfeed’s Tasty website.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Rolls

I’ve never made anything using yeast so this was a treat for me and it was a bit scary but it turned out well.  Let’s be honest and say this is not something I’d bake again.  Cinnamon rolls are something (that’s basically what this is) I probably buy one every 5 years or so from Cinnabon.  I wanted to try the recipe because it was something new for me.

My issues:

1. Double acting baking powder is fine.  I questioned the label when I saw it but there was no need.  Here’s what I found out about single vs. double acting baking powder.

2. The recipe says “salt to taste”.  Not sure how you are supposed to taste this but I just added a pinch and it was fine.

More issues:

3.  Not sure how to get “sharp and even” edges by rolling out something round.  It’s odd to me but just do the best you can.

You guessed it, another issue:

4.  I’m not very good with instructions like cut the rolls so that they are “1 1/2 inches thick”.  This gets lost in translation for me which is how I ended up with 10 larger rolls and 2 really small rolls.   The small ones are from the end on each side.  I decided to just throw them in anyway even though they were tiny.  This is actually where the “sharp” edges come in because it helps make sure things are even.

Last issue but it’s actually not a bad one:

5.  Make more icing!   Take a look…they look dry right?   Make more!

6.  It doesn’t say what kind of coffee to use so just use whatever you drink.  I love Cafe Du Monde so that’s what I used.

Foil vs Cast Iron:

I used a foil pan instead of a cast iron skillet.  I wonder if it would’ve turned out even better if it were baked in something heavier and thicker.  The recipe says you can use either cast iron or a foil pan.  I went with the foil pan because I don’t have a cast iron skillet.   I plan to invest in one because I believe it does make a difference.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Rolls
After icing (Pan 1)

Remember, #IfICanDoItYouCanToo!

Let me know how it turns out for you.

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