Jam Roly Poly

Jam Roly Poly is a sweet, hot, old-fashioned pudding which will fill you with nostalgia and a whole lot of calories. It was introduced by the British and was adopted with great enthusiasm in South Africa. This dessert is not complicated to prepare, the following recipe will help you get a delicious jam roly poly.


  • 1 Cup sifted cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup of your favourite jam

Sift flour and salt together. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Beat yolks until thick, add honey gradually and beat until well blended. Add lemon juice. Add flour gradually to yolk mixture. Beat 5 minutes. Fold in stiffly beaten whites. Pour about 1/2 inch deep in 1 or 2 small shallow oblong baking pans, which have been greased on bottom only. Bake in slow oven 325F 20 to 30 minutes. Turn onto towel which has been sprinkled with confectioners sugar and trim off crisp edges. Spread with jam. Roll. Wrap in oiled paper until cool.



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