Dessert Recipes > Jam Roly-Poly Pudding

How to make jam roly-roly pudding:
An old-fashioned typically English pudding generally regarded as a cheap standby for cold weather. Latterly it became a feature in the English school dinner menu and was affectionately referred to as 'Matrons Leg'! Nowadays it is rare to serve this since it is not regarded as the most health conscious of desserts.


suet crust pastry
favorite smooth jam/jelly
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Roll the pastry into an oblong.
- Spread the jelly in the centre leaving a margin all the way around.
- Wet the edges with water.
- Roll the pastry up lengthways and pinch the ends together.
- Put the pudding into a floured cloth and boil in a large pan of water for one and a half to two hours.