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Sweetroll

From The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim video game  


In honor of what many geeks consider to be the best game of 2011, I asked you guys which Skyrim food I should make a recipe for, and you guys chose the sweetroll! Although there's a plethora of interesting foods in Skyrim, I really wasn't surprised that sweetrolls won. The appearance of sweetrolls in Bethesda games has been a running gag for most of the developers run, appearing in all of the games in the Elder Scrolls series, as well as Fallout 3.  They look different from game to game, taking on a very large mountainous shape in Skyrim. I pondered at how to achieve the most accurate size and shape for these delicious treats without anyone having to purchase any special mold. I found that the best way to Fus Ro Dah yourself up some sweetroll is to bake the rolls in a glass measuring cup, so you'll need an oven-safe 16oz measuring cup (such as Pyrex) to do this. It is never really divulged what ingredients are in a sweet roll but most would agree that it seems to be similar to a cinnamon bun. I went with a simple cinnamon bun cake recipe with cream cheese icing, and it is delicious. I suggest baking them on your day off before you begin playing for 15 hours straight and ignoring everything else you probably should be doing. I used to play Skyrim for 15 hours straight, until I took an arrow... OKAY, I won't. Make sure no one steals your sweetroll!

EDIT: In addition to using a Pyrex, you can also buy one of these for the absolute perfect shape!


Ingredients:

For the cake:

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup milk

1 egg

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. baking powder

pinch of salt

2 tbs. cinnamon

1/4 cup butter, melted


For the filling:

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped pecans


For the icing:

1/4 cup cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons milk

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Directions:
This recipe makes two sweet rolls. Depending on how many oven-safe measuring cups you have, you can either make one at a time or both at once. Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry cake ingredients together. Separately, mix wet cake ingredients together. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Spray your oven-safe glass measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray. Add your batter to the measuring cup to the 1 cup or the 1 1/2 cup line, depending on how tall you want it.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until your can stick in a knife and it comes out clean. Remove measuring cup from the oven. Let the cake cool. Once cake is cool, remove it from the measuring cup carefully so it does not break. The cake is going to be upside down (so the wider part is at the bottom) and may be awkwardly rounded on the bottom side. To fix this, simply cut off the rounded bottom with a knife to make it level. Set the cake down with the wider leveled side on the bottom. Use a spoon or fork to carve a hole at the top of the cake, this is where you will put the filling. To make the filling mix together the butter, pecans, cinnamon and brown sugar. Stuff the mixture into the hole you created. For the icing, whisk together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk until smooth and thick. Gently pour the icing on top of the cake. Serve or have it all to yourself! Remember, in Skyrim, stealing a sweetroll is punishable by a night in jail.


Photo by JTM Games in the post "The Skyrim Sweet Roll"


Photo by KJ Taylor
Photo by The Geeky Chef


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  1. I used to make sweet rolls, UNTIL I TOOK AN ARROW TO THE KNEE! HAHAHA

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    1. ^ Let me guess... Someone stole your sweetroll...

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    2. Yes and you guards wont do a damn thing about it

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    3. Pastry theft is a crime too people

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  2. Great recipe! I have been looking all over for something like this!! There is a different site that has a recipe but the rolls are so tiny ^_^

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  3. omg
    this
    thiiiiis<3
    i love you geeky chef

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  4. Did someone steal your sweetroll?

    NO, I MADE MORE YOU IGNORANT GUARDS!

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  5. YES, someone stole my Sweetroll! Arrest him!

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  6. i just made this and i think it may be the best thing i have ever ate

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    1. Wow!! My ego explodes with happiness!

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  7. Hey, did you know that Sweetroll was also the name of a candy from the original Dragonball manga?
    I find the name share amusing, although I don't think you'd want to eat a Dragonball sweetroll.

    Your recipe sounds pretty radical.

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    1. I did not know that! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. shoulda went with the human flesh recipe XD

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    1. Your wish is my command! Look again, good sir.

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  10. Could you make these smaller by using a muffin/cupcake pan and would you have to adjust the time for baking?

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    1. Yes! You can definitely make little guys with a muffin pan. You will want to bake them for about 20 minutes instead. Make sure they're done by inserting a knife or toothpick in the center of one, and if it comes out clean it is done.

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    2. Thank you so much! I'm going to a cookout with some friends and I decided to make these for them. I hope no one steals them!

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  11. I used your recipe - it was great! I even took a picture of the result: http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h140/Opifex_the_Singer/Sweetroll.jpg

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    1. That looks awesome!! I am a proud geek!

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  12. Great recipe! however, fus do rah is actually fus ro dah. Sorry if I come across as nit-pick-y but it might be worth changing. Again though, great recipe!

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    1. Oh my! My Dragon Shouting skills need some work. Fixed! Thank you!

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  13. As a skyrim fan myself, i must say...Talos Guide you. visit my DeviantArt for Armor and weapons from Favored Games.

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  14. What were the other choices you had people pick from? This one is awesome, but I've actually been trying to think of Skyrim and Oblivion related foods I could try to make. Sweetrolls hadn't even crossed my mind. >.<

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    1. The ones that came close were the Sunlight Souffle and Boiled Creme Tart! I can't remember them all, but there's a bunch here: http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Skyrim:_Food

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  15. Is that really supposed to say "1 1/12 cup line" when baking? Not 1 1/2? 1 1/12 seems odd to me. My measuring cup doesn't even have a 1 1/12 cup line, unsurprisingly.

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    1. You are correct, it is supposed to say 1 1/2. Thank you for pointing that out! Fixed.

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  16. I have a friend who I am throwing a surprise party for and these would tickle her silly but can you think of a sub for cream cheese?

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    1. That's awesome! You could probably use regular frosting watered down with some milk for the same icing effect.

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  17. I tried it and it worked really well! My whole family loved it! Thank you so much

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  18. I made these tonight and they turned out great! I substituted the pecans for mini-chocolate chips though.

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    1. Nothin' wrong with adding chocolate! Great idea!

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  19. omfg I MUST try this recipe!!!!!!!!

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  20. This is a great recipe! I have used it several times and they taste exactly as I'd imagine a sweet roll to taste. The frosting glaze on top is especially delicious. I used a mini bundt pan for mine. They don't have the same height but it's a little bit easier!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear you like it! Thank you!

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  21. How big were these? I have to make 13 of them, and was wondering if I could cut the recipe in half and people still have enough. It's for my sisters gaming/medieval type wedding! :D

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  22. I need help! I've tried looking online but out of a dozen sites, no two had the same measurements so I have to ask the chef. To us who use metric, how much is a cup???

    Thanks!
    (and thanks for your more-than-awesome recipes, especially for this and the Peptide cake! I will have to see how well they can be adapted to vegans. Maybe I'll post them here if they turned good.)

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  23. Do you make sweetroll very often? Oh, what am I saying, of course you don't.

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  24. What would you have to do to the recipe for this in a bunt pan like quadroople or what?

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    1. Did you read the post? It says to make it in a glass Pyrex cup.

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    2. Bundt pans would create the indent for those of us not used to cooking with daggers. Pyrex measuring cups are usually about 2 cups in volume. Recipe is for 2 pyrex cups, so 4 cups of batter (ish). Use some more math and the volume of your bundt pan to figure out how to change the recipe. Bundt pans are typically 6-8 cups. Idea: mini bundt pans.

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  25. LOL - I am eating one right now. Soooo yummy. My kids and I made them for my friends when they came over yesterday, just so we could take them away and say "What's a matter? Someone stole you sweetroll?"
    When I made them, I got 5 sweetrolls (probably could have made them smaller and gotten more) - we ended up cutting some in half to feed everyone.

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  26. I used to take arrows to the knee, until i started to make sweetrolls.

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  27. Hi I just made these, they're currently in the oven and they smell delicious =) I was just wondering if the mix was supposed to be doughy and not watery. (It's my first time actually baking something haha so I'm not so sure). I do hope they turn out =D

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  28. I would just like to say that I made this for some friends of mine and they literally didn't want to eat anything else afterward because they didn't want the taste to leave their mouth.

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  29. Technicaly, nordic culture shows that the roll itself was not sweet, but actually more like a not-sweet sponge cake. It's the icing that gives it its sweetness.

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  30. I tried this and everyone I've given one loves them!! I've even received a few comments on the future theft of my sweetrolls! I've made a few modifications (simply because I never do exactly as I'm told) and added a dash of Allspice to the cake mix and I warmed the butter for the filling to make it gooey. Might toy around with other flavors with different spices again xD

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  31. Awesome recipe! Here's a pic of mine all Skyrimmed out. Thanks and cheers.

    http://oi57.tinypic.com/2uhra5i.jpg

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  32. I want to make this so bad >~< I would, but I am allergic to cinnamon. Does anyone know of a substitute for it?

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  33. Hey, these look great! We're putting together an issue of our craft zine Snippets over on Cut Out and Keep, and one of our writers has written about Elder Scrolls fandom and a little about your recipe - would you mind if we used one of these pictures for the piece? We will of course link back.

    Let me know at jenny.mugridge@gmail.com and thanks for the recipe!

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