Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is how my mother (who hates cooking) always made roly poly, which is usually made with a suet pastry. I still remember it fondly - we had it with custard after Sunday lunch.
- 8 ounces all-purpose flour
- 4 ounces butter or 4 ounces margarine, cold
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 -4 tablespoons golden syrup or 2 -4 tablespoons jam
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Mix the flour and baking powder and rub in the butter/margarine.
- Using cold water, make the mix into a pastry.
- On a floured board, roll the pastry out into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick (it cooks in a deep dish, so make sure the width is small enough to fit in the dish).
- Spread the syrup/jam over the pastry and roll it into a cylinder.
- Place the roll into a deep dish.
- Dissolve the sugar in the warm water and pour over the roll.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden. Serve immediately.