Traditional Scottish Recipes
- Jam Roly Poly

Jam Roly-Poly is a traditional British dessert probably invented in the early 19th century. It is a flat-rolled pudding, which is then spread with jam 9preserve) and rolled up. Jam Roly-Poly was also known as shirt-sleeve pudding, because it was often steamed and served in an old shirt-sleeve. It features in Mrs Beeton's cookery book, as Roly-Poly Jam Pudding. It can be served with pouring custard.

8oz / 225g self / 2 cups raising flour
4oz / 110g 1 stick margarine
2 fluid ounces / 50ml / 2 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons jam (preserve) of choice

20z / 50g / half stick margarine
3oz /75g /half cup sugar
6 fluid ounces /180ml / 6 tablespoons boiling water

Pre-heat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4. Add the salt to the flour and rub in the larger of the two quantities of margarine. Add the 2 tablespoons water to make a stiff dough. Roll on a floured surface to roughly 8" x 9½" /20cm x 24cm and then spread with the jam (preserve). Roll up, seal the final edge to the roll and place in a buttered dish.
Melt the smaller quantity of margarine, dissolve the sugar in boiling water and mix with the margarine. Pour over the Roly-Poly and bake at 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4 for 35/40 minutes. Serve with pouring custard.

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