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Just made this for the second time to thank my South African friend for helping me with my car. This time I made it with seedless raspberry jam. WOW! I know the apricot jam is traditional but was it GOOD! And much appreciated by my friend. Thanks again, Zurie, for this great recipe and all your advice. :)

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dmsgrl January 21, 2014

Normally I avoid things I have to roll out, but this recipe kept calling my name... LOL! It turned out to be totally simple, as well as delicious. DH insists it's a FIVE! I only wish I'd had ice cream on hand, in which case it would be a ten. My only problem was with the size of the pan, as it wasn't specified. I used a Le Creuset about 7x10 and it was a bit too big. Will definitely make this again, perhaps experimenting with other types of jam. But it is delicious exactly as written. The dough is very easy to work with, though I did refrigerate it for about 30 mintues before rolling, as it is so hot and humid here. Thanks for posting, Zurie! Made in memory of Gideon, Zurie's DH.

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Jostlori January 18, 2014

This is an effect recipe! My husband suggested to prepare this for my parents during the christmas days again. Your mother's rolls are so delicious... and they look so wonderful!

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awalde November 17, 2010

I've read about jam roly-poly in many British novels, but I'd never had it before. It was simple to put together and just delicious. Served it with ice cream and used raspberry jam (plus a few stray raspberries I had left over). Thanks for posting!

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pattikay in L.A. July 27, 2008

Gorgeous photos Zuri! Furthermore, I have popped by to leave comments after you made me smile with your comments on my similar recipe! I can see why you and your Mum would argue about this - this is not how I make it, BUT, I will try your method now......and report back!!! If the excellent photos are anything to go by, it will be a winner! I will also make sure that I use apricot jam - my home-made jam of course, your Mum would approve I think? Sharing recipes should like be sharing smiles - the same ingredients - but different methods and techniques, and then the same welcoming and hearty food on the table! Thank you for making ME smile, I can endorse this recipe 100% for cold weather comfort food! FT:-) Part 2 to follow!

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