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Jam roly-poly

Blossom Lady
Jan 22, 2021 07:38 AM
Jam roly-poly

An old-school classic. There’s something wonderfully comforting about suet pastry, and it really couldn’t be easier to make. This pudding is ‘steamed’ in the oven for ease. Classic jam roly-poly was the highlight of school dinners for a whole generation of Brits, and we still can’t resist this comforting pudding hiding gooey jam – it’s the ultimate dessert treat. Some versions are steamed, but this baked recipe allows for a crunchy sugar glaze. It’s so simple that kids can help out making it; they’ll enjoy mixing the dough, then spreading the jam, squashing the fruit on and rolling up the pudding. We’ve snuck in some fresh raspberries, but feel free to use whichever soft fruit and jam you prefer.

This quick and easy recipe for jam roly-poly is your go-to for a nostalgic, British pudding. Bring back childhood memories with a classic strawberry filling or go for a bit of a twist if you choose a different flavour of jam. Everyone will be reaching for a second helping of this jammy, comforting treat which you can whip up in no time at all.


  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • or zest of ½ orange
  • 100g vegetarian suet
  • about 150ml milk
  • about 200g raspberry jam (or other flavour of your choice – dark jams contrast best with the suet pastry)
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
55 minutes
Total Time:
75 minutes
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