Family Favourite # 2 - Jam Roly Poly
For as long as I can remember when asked what special dinner we would like for our birthday the answer was always - Jam Roly Poly!! Forget the main course, this was the business.
Jam Roly Poly has always been a family favourite. Lel, my grandmother, made it before I was born. Mother has continued the tradition with us and it is now our turn...
Regardless of how many helpings you can get through, no one can ever get enough of it. Even if there are some leftovers before we go to bed, we all know that there will be none left by the time we awake in the morning.
A word of warning - regardless of how much you enjoy your first two bowls, roly poly sicknes will inevitably be yours once you go back for the third [because regarldess of your inner strength, you will not be able to resist].
And so for the recipe.
You'll need this:
2 cups of self raising flour
1/4 cup of castor sugar
200g butter [use cold butter, not melted]
1 cup of milk
1 cup of water
Sugar for dusting
You'll need to do this:
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius.
Mix flour, sugar and butter in a mix master. Then gradually add the milk and egg and beat for another minute or two (you may need to add a little more flour).
Remove mixture from bowl and knead by hand until dough is smooth. Roll dough into an oval with a rolling pin.
Spread a full jar of strawberry jam (strawberry is the traditional version but you can use whatever type of jam you like, if you are from Australia, you must use Golden Circle brand) onto the dough and then roll into a log. Place in a suitably sized baking dish, dust with sugar and cover with a cup of warm water (the more water you add the more sauce you will create).
Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with vanilla ice cream.
It goes like this....
And ends up like this....
I know you will enjoy this dish and perhaps it may even become one of your family favourites!