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Skyrim Sweetrolls




Picture it… You’re in a dimly lit tavern illuminated only by the light of the crackling hearth fire. You’ve had a long, tiring day of trekking the valleys & mountains of Skyrim & you’ve already filled yourself to the brim with Honningbrew Mead & Venison Stew. But.. somehow you’re able to make room for the one dessert that seems to be the talk of Tamriel… the Sweetroll!


If you’re not familiar with the video game, Skyrim, and you have no idea what the heck a sweet roll is, please allow me to divulge the deliciousness. Sweetrolls are pastries commonly seen around Skyrim in various places such as inns, taverns, & kitchens around Skyrim. They are a type of sweet bread that is light brown in color covered with icing on the top. They remind me of little bundt cakes & before making & tasting them I imagined they were lightly sweet & buttery with a sort of glaze over the top.


When you scour the Internet for a Sweetroll recipe, you will find MANY variations. There is even an Elder Scrolls official cookbook that contains a recipe for them! Traditionally, in gameplay, to bake a Sweetroll you need a jug of milk, a salt pile, a sack of lour, butter, and chicken’s eggs. So when crafting this recipe, I tried to stay as true to the “in-game” recipe as possible even though the recipe in “The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook” contains ingredients such as honey & cream cheese. For the purposes of ultimate Sweetroll customization & creation, I will post both the recipe I used & the official cookbook recipe so you can perhaps mix & match to your Dragonborn heart’s content!



Recipe I Used


Batter for Sweetrolls:

  • ½ tsp from Salt Pile

  • ¼ cup from Jug of Milk (whole milk)

  • 2 cups from Sack of Flour

  • 1 cup of Butter (unsalted)

  • 5 Chicken’s Eggs

  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 2/3 cup Moon Sugar (granulated sugar)

  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Cream the butter & sugar together & beat until thoroughly mixed

  3. Slowly add in eggs, beating well until completely combined.

  4. Add milk to mixture & beat thoroughly

  5. Add flour, salt, & vanilla extract stirring until combined

  6. Pour batter into a greased mini bundt cake pan (I got mine at Home Goods)

  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown (stick a toothpick down into the batter – if it comes out clean it’s done)

Glaze for Sweetrolls:

  • 4 tbsp Butter

  • 2 tbsp from Jug of Milk

  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar

  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

  1. Melt the butter & combine with milk

  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar & vanilla, mixing until smooth

  3. Drizzle over cooled Sweetrolls


"The Elder Scrolls: The Official Cookbook" Recipe


Prep Time: 10 min Rising Time: 30 min Baking Time: 15 min Yields: 4 large rolls


Rolls:

  • 3 tbsp unsalted melted butter

  • 1 cup warm whole milk

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tsp active dry yeast

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees F

  2. In a large bowl combine butter, warm milk, and honey, stirring until the honey has dissolved

  3. Add salt & yeast to mixture followed by egg and flour, then mix completely until you have a smooth batter

  4. Spoon evenly into four 5-inch miniature Bundt pans.

  5. Allow to rise for just 30 minutes then put in the oven to bake for 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the rolls comes out clean

Frosting:

  • 2 tbsp cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tbsp unsalted, softened butter

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tbsp heavy cream

  1. While rolls bake, cream together cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar in a small bowl

  2. Gradually add just enough heavy cream to get a smooth, thick icing that barely runs off a spoon

  3. When rolls are finished baking & have completely cooled on a cooling rack, spoon the icing over the tops of the rolls, letting it run down the sides


Differing Recipes, Combinations, & Appearance


As you can see the two recipes are fairly different making for a significant variation in your end product. The recipe that I used yielded more of a cakey texture of Sweetroll whereas the cookbook version seems to produce more a traditional roll texture due to the activated yeast.


The recipe that I used was a bit more sugary than I was expecting, so I think the next recipe I try will be a variation of both together, definitely with less sugar! I am excited to try the book recipe to maybe combine the two for the ultimate Sweetroll! When I was crafting my rolls, I ended up cutting off the bottom of the rolls to give them more of traditional, flat-based Sweetroll appearance. Because the rolls bake in a Bundt pan, the bottoms of the rolls tend to rise & create a rounder base than what a Sweetroll traditionally has. And even though I know it’s not traditional to the actual recipe of the Sweetroll, I would love to add a note of citrus (lemon or orange –zest/juice) to brighten up the flavor a bit!!





The scenery in this video game is arguably the most well-known thing about the game. Myself, and thousands of others, have fell head over heels for the amount of detail & beauty that has been packed into this video game. The jaw-dropping graphics & landscapes, among many other aspects of this game, have captured my heart & are one of the most incredible things I’ve seen in the world of videogaming. Granted, I haven’t played very many video games, but I’ve done a lot of reading & my words ring true! The soundtrack for Skyrim is yet another incredible addition to the game that brings such amazing ambiance to the gameplay experience. The music has some dramatic scores & suspenseful tracks for battle scenes, some mystical tracks for when you’re exploring the wondrous landscapes, & some cozy tavern music to warm the soul. I listen to the soundtrack on a weekly basis & I think I always will because it just gives me a sense of “home.”


Either way, whether you’re enjoying your Sweetroll in a cozy tavern or 15 hours deep into your Skyrim gameplay, this tasty Tamriel treat is sure to please everyone (even the citizens of Whiterun)! Just make sure no one steals it


Skyrim Sweetrolls Print Recipe Let me guess, you're making these because someone stole your sweetroll Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 25 mins Equipment

  • miniature Bundt pan

Ingredients For Sweetrolls

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour

  • 1 cup Unsalted butter

  • 5 Eggs

  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • 1 2/3 cup Sugar

  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

For Glaze

  • 4 tbsp Butter

  • 2 tbsp Whole Milk

  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar

  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions For Sweetrolls

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • Cream the butter & sugar together & beat until thoroughly mixed

  • Slowly add in eggs, beating well until completely combined.

  • Add milk to mixture & beat thoroughly

  • Add flour, salt, & vanilla extract stirring until combined

  • Pour batter into a greased mini bundt cake pan (I got mine at Home Goods) & bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown (stick a toothpick down into the batter – if it comes out clean it’s done)

For Glaze

  • Melt the butter & combine with milk

  • Slowly add the powdered sugar & vanilla, mixing until smooth

  • Drizzle over cooled Sweetrolls

Notes To make your Sweetrolls look more authentic to the game, before drizzling the glaze over them, cut the rounded base off to make the base of the Sweetrolls more flat.




Until next time….







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