Steamed Jam Roly Poly

3.5/5 rating (18 votes)
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 45 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Jam Roly Poly

Very similar to the spotted dick recipe, just add plenty and I mean plenty of jam.
Serve with hot custard.


  • 225g (8oz) sweet suet pastry
  • 185g raspberry jam, good quality

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Have ready a 24cm steamer filled with boiling water. This is very important, as soon as the pastry is ready it must be cooked or you will end up with a heavy leaded end product.

  • Roll the pastry out until it measures about 30 x 40cm roughly.
  • Spread over the jam nice and thickly, there is nothing worse than under filled suet roly poly.
  • Roll up nice and lightly then cut in half, so you end up with 2 manageable rolls.
  • Tear off 2 pieces of foil roughly the size of the original pastry. Butter well then roll up the very loosely. twist off the ends and repeat with the second roll.
  • Place in the steamer and steam until the rolls are tight and firm, about 40 minutes.
  • To test just gently squeeze and they should be full and firm. If not then just leave for a few more minutes.
  • Leave the rolls to set when cooked for a couple of minutes.
  • Open the foil and slice into 4 serve with hot custard.


Phil's Tips

If you have any left over, wrap in cling film and chill. When needed slice cold and warm in the microwave, take care though, as the jam will burn.