Thursday, December 31, 2009

Jam Roly Poly

Firstly, I would just like to say that the January Newsletter should have hit your 'inbox's' by now, please let me know if you haven't received one. The January kits are so super yummy and go on sale tonight at 8pm MST. I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed scrapping both kits and am super pleased with my layouts.

Anyway, now on to the yummy bit. One of my favourite puddings has got to be Jam Roly Poly, I love it. We used to have it at school and it is one of those things that I found in adult life, I just couldn't do without!! It is so super easy to make, I felt that I had to share it with you.


3 Cups of Flour
4 and a half Teaspoons of Baking Powder
2 Sticks of Butter
200ml of Milk
1 Jar of Jam, (Jelly)

Heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Sift the flower and baking powder into the bowl of your mixer, (although you could easily do this by hand). Grate or chop the butter and add to the bowl. Pour in the milk and get your mixer mixing!! Or get that Elbow Grease going!! Stop when it looks like a dough.

Then roll it out to a large-ish rectangle -

This is the step I always forget and get myself into all sorts of trouble!! Once rolled out, transfer it onto a piece of greased proof paper, (baking parchment). Then get your jam and spread it all over the pastry -

Try to leave about half an inch of pastry round the edges without jam. You then want to dab it with water. I just wet a piece of kitchen paper and sort of sponged it round the edges -

You then want to fold the long edges of your rectangle over once, just to keep the jam in -

This bit is slightly tricky, you then need to get your grease proof paper and use it to start rolling up your pastry -

Da da........... like so-

You then need to wrap it loosely in tin foil, keeping the grease proof paper around the roly poly. I then tied the two ends with a piece of string

Then pop it in the oven and let it cook for about an hour, I must admit that I left mine in a little bit longer than that - maybe an hour and a quarter -

Then cut it into slices -

It is perfect with hot custard but I wasn't in the custard-making-mood, so we just had it with some cream. Far too yummy -

Just remember that the jam gets very hot so best to wait a little bit before consuming!!! I hope you give it go as I know you are just going to love it.

I would like to wish all of you a wonderful New Year, may 2010 be a very happy and healthy year with more scrapbooking, more blogging and definitely more Jam Roly Poly!!!


  1. Got my newsletter! Gearing up to buy that credit crunch kit tonight. :) Looks SO me!

  2. Yum!!!

    Love the January kits Tara!

    Happy New Year!!!

  3. Oh YUMMY!!! Thanks for the recipe Tara!

    Many Happy Wishes to you this New Year's Eve. And of course, much luck and happiness to you and yours in the New Year.

    Biding my time until the kit goes on sale~~~

    Hugs, Kristie