Jam Roly Poly Recipe

Jam Roly Poly Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 4

Butter, for greasing

175 g/6 oz/1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

A pinch of salt

75 g/3 oz/3/4 cup shredded (chopped) vegetable suet

1 egg, beaten

60 ml/4 tbsp raspberry jam (conserve)

A little milk

Sifted icing (confectioners') sugar, to decorate

A jam sauce and any custard, to serve


Grease the shiny side of a double thickness 30 cm/12 in square of foil with butter. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the suet and mix lightly. Stir in the egg and enough milk to form a soft but not sticky dough. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface.


Roll out to a rectangle about 20 x 25 cm/8 x 10 in. Spread the jam over, leaving a narrow border about 1 cm/1/2 in all round. Brush the border with a little milk. Roll up, starting at a short end. Place on the buttered foil and wrap loosely to allow for expansion. Make sure the edges are sealed well to prevent moisture getting into the parcel. Steam for 1 1/2 hours. Unwrap, transfer to a warmed serving dish, dust with icing sugar and serve with a hot jam sauce and custard.

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