1/7 Photos of South African Roly-Poly Baked Dessert
1 hr 10 mins
Keep this recipe for cold days! Everone loves it, and in South Africa it is a traditional favourite. You must have this at hand, as it is easy and quick and a delight, served as is or with ice cream or custard. Please note that I did two step-by-step photographs, which you'll find if you click on "photos". One shows how to roll up the dough, and the 2nd what the pudding and sauce look like before going into the oven.
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- 2 cups flour (500 ml)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder (15 ml)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick or 125 g or 4 oz)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- milk, a few tablespoons, see instructions
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- apricot jam
- 1Preheat oven to 350 deg F/180 deg Celsius.
- 2Grease a suitable oven dish, like a rectangular Pyrex dish.
- 3Mix the flour, baking powder and salt, and rub in the butter. (Can be done in a processor, also the next step).
- 4Add the beaten eggs, and then just enough milk, tablespoon by tablespoon, to make a fairly firm dough.
- 5It's easy to watch in the processor: as soon as a firm ball forms which is not sticky, but soft, the dough is ready.
- 6Roll the dough out quite thinly -- on a surface sprinkled with flour -- and form a rectangle, by cutting off bits and adding it on again -- you know how.
- 7Spread the dough with apricot jam.
- 8From one of the LONG sides, roll it up like a swiss roll.
- 9Cut this roll into 1 inch slices, using a serrated knife such as a bread knife. The jam WILL ooze out.
- 10Pack the slices, cut sides up, closely together, in the greased dish. Scoop the jam which oozed out on the surface you used, and just plonk back on to these rolls.
- 11In a pot, mix the boiling water (from your kettle), sugar, butter and vanilla and stir until sugar dissolves.
- 12With a tablespoon, ladle evenly over the slices of pudding, but beware: you will have more sauce than the baking dish can take. Usually you'll be left with about 3/4 cup. KEEP IT.
- 13Bake for about 40 - 45 minutes.
- 14When the sizzling pudding comes out of the oven, carefully pour the extra sauce over the centre slices: I find that, when baking, the sauce tends to pool on the sides.
- 15Now the hot pudding will absorb much of the leftover sauce in seconds. Use as much or as little as you like.
- 16Serve hot, with custard, ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.
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Nutritional Facts for South African Roly-Poly Baked Dessert
Serving Size: 1 (179 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 719.9
- Calories from Fat 286
- Total Fat 31.8 g
- Saturated Fat 19.0 g
- Cholesterol 182.0 mg
- Sodium 1096.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 98.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
- Sugars 50.6 g
- Protein 9.9 g