At PAX Australia 2016 in Melbourne today, a very special treat was being handed out to a limited number of early attendees. Yes, Bethesda made edible replicas of the Sweet Roll item from Skyrim in celebration of the release of its recent remaster, and I was luckily able to get my hands on one.
The Skyrim Sweet Roll tastes the way I imagine a sweet bakery item from a couple of hundred years ago would probably taste, in that it avoids many of the conventions of modern baking and features a base flavor uncommon in today’s cooking.
Simply put, the cake tastes incredibly buttery, with sweet butter being the overriding flavor identifiable in the dough.
The bread itself is dense and a little tough, more dry than expected from something tasting as buttery as it does. The icing on told is oddly dry and solid, resembling modern soft white icing for something that feels more utilitarian, meant to remain sweet and edible for long periods of time.
The Skyrim Sweet Roll doesn’t taste anything like I expected it to, but it’s certainly alright and edible as a marketing curio.
I’m just thankful I didn’t have to steal it from anyone’s pocket.