Wayne Simmonds’s physicality and never-quit attitude are predominant reasons why he fits so well in the Flyers lineup. The right winger was originally drafted by the LA Kings in the second round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and landed in Philadelphia in 2011 through a shocking trade, which sent Philadelphia’s captain,Mike Richards, to LA in exchange for Simmonds and Brayden Schenn. In the long run, Simmonds has proved his loyalty to Philly both on and off the ice with sneaky, hard-nosed goals, defensive play, and charity work (Ed Snider Hockey & Wayne’s Road Hockey Warriors). He won’t hesitate to drop the gloves and has racked up a few Gordie Howe Hat Tricks (scored a goal, recorded an assist, and got in a fight all in one game) while wearing black & orange.
These pumpkin “Simmonens” buns are sure to start your morning off right. Like a wrist shot from Simmonds, they are packed with spice and style. Drop your mitts and smother them with maple icing for a gooey, rich finish as soon as they’re out of the oven.
Wayne “Simmonens” Buns
- 2 pkgs cresent roll dough (preferably seamless)
- 1 cup Pumpkin
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
- 2oz of low fat cream cheese
- 2 tbs of sugar
- 2 tbs of powdered sugar
- Few tbs of maple syrup (add more to your preference in taste!)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease and set aside a cookie sheet .
- Spread out the dough on a non stick surface.
- In a small bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar & spices together. With a spatula, spread out an even, thin layer of the pumpkin mixture over the dough.
- Starting from the long end, roll dough into a skinny log. Cut rolls evenly (about 2 inches thick), spread out onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
- While the rolls are in the oven, melt cream cheese in a small sauce pan and add sugar. Take off heat and gradually add in maple syrup to loosen up the consistency and add flavor.
- Once the buns are out of the oven, spread on the icing and enjoy!
Check out this recipe on the Broad Sweet Bullies website