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GF Jam Roly-poly

Preparation Time
30 mins

Cooking Time
30/ 35 mins

Perfect Served Hot

An old fashioned British Classic,

By Innovative



100g PURE GF Vegetable Suet
100g PURE Beef Suet 125g
200g PURE GF Self Raising Flour

Preparation Method

Softened butter for greasing

200g/7oz PURE GF Self Raising Flour, plus extra for dusting

100g/3½oz PURE GF Beef/ Could use PURE GF Veg Suet to make it suitable for Vegetarians 

1 tbsp Caster Sugar

Good pinch Salt

150ml/5fl oz Semi-skimmed Milk or water

6–7 tbsp Raspberry or Strawberry Jam

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Butter a large sheet of greaseproof paper and set aside.

Stir the flour, suet, sugar and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Slowly stir in the milk or water to form a soft spongy dough.

Tip the dough out onto a GF floured surface and knead for a few minutes. Roll the dough out to a 22cm x 32cm/8½in x 13in rectangle.

Spread the jam onto the dough, leaving a 1.5cm/½in border. Gently roll the dough up from the short end and transfer to the greaseproof paper, seam-side down. Wrap the roly poly in the greaseproof paper, making a long pleat in the parchment to allow the pudding to expand as it cooks. Twist the ends of the parchment like a Christmas cracker and tie tightly with kitchen string, to seal the pudding inside.

Repeat the process with a large piece of aluminium foil.

Place the pudding onto a roasting rack set on a roasting tin. Pour boiling water into the roasting tin until the half full.

Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.

Remove the pudding from the oven, unwrap the aluminium foil, then snip the string and unwrap the paper.

The pudding should be well risen and lightly browned in places. Don’t worry if the jam has made its way through to the outside of the pudding a little – it will taste all the more delicious.

Put on a board or serving plate and cut into thick slices. Serve with lots of hot custard or cream.