Vintage Jam Roly-Poly without Suet Recipe

Vintage Recipe: Jam Roly-Poly Recipe without Suet

By Andrea Sabean | Dessert

Mar 30

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Traditional jam roly-poly recipe is a wonderful holiday recipe, but it’s also frugal!

I have a thing for old-fashioned from-scratch cooking and recipes. Especially ones that use up some of our homemade preserves. You can showcase and change up the flavor by using seasonal jams and fruit butters.Anyone else love old-fashioned frugal recipes without the processed ingredients? This is her great-grandmother's jam roly-poly recipe made during the war time rationing. You can change the flavor by the jam. This is going in our holiday baking! Great way to use up jam and no extra sugar. Yumm!

Here is another budget-friendly, easy-to-make dessert recipe from the war rationing years.  It’s made completely without sugar or sweetener (other than whatever is in your jam) and can easily be made gluten-free.  It’s also a wonderful way to showcase homemade jam!

A traditional Roly-Poly pudding, named for its rolled-up shape, was made with suet.  This variation utilizes a few tablespoons of butter or coconut oil.

Resources for Jam Roly-Poly

If you have never made a steamed pudding before, you are in for a treat.   Although pudding molds are available, I have never used one. This pudding mold is made with stainless steel and has some great reviews.

A glass bowl or piece of parchment paper works just as well.

Favorite Jam Flavors for Roly-Poly

The beauty of this jam roly-poly recipe is you can create different flavors by making it with different jams. Here are some of my favorite jam options and recipes!

Low Sugar Strawberry Jam without Pectin 

Blueberry Low Sugar Jam

Easy Blackberry Jam

Apple Pie Jam

Jam Roly-Poly Recipe Without Suet

Mix the dry ingredients.  Cut in the butter or oil until well combined.  Pour in the milk and gather the dough into a ball.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll 1/4″ thick.  Spread with jam.  Gently roll into a log-shape.  Some jam might squeeze out at this point, don’t worry about it.

Place on a piece of parchment paper, fold in the ends and roll the paper until the pudding is completely covered.  Alternatively, you can cut the pudding in half and place it in a greased glass bowl.  Cover the bowl with a piece of cotton or parchment paper and secure it with an elastic band or piece of string.

Place pudding in a steamer basket over boiling water and steam for 45 minutes.  Remove from the parchment and serve.

Anyone else love old-fashioned frugal recipes without the processed ingredients? This is her great-grandmother's jam roly-poly recipe made during the war time rationing. You can change the flavor by the jam. This is going in our holiday baking! Great way to use up jam and no extra sugar. Yumm!
More Old-Fashioned From-Scratch Recipes

Grandmother’s Date Bread Recipe from WWII

Honey Banana Cake from 1940

Carrot Cookie Recipe from WW2 & Great-Grandma

Easy Oatmeal Macaroons Recipe

Vintage Recipe: Jam Roly-Poly Recipe without Suet

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Andrea Sabean
This jam roly-poly recipe without suet is a delicious way to showcase and use up your jam in a frugal dessert. It's adaptable to ingredients on hand as well as gluten and dairy free.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp softened butter or coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup milk of your choice
  • 1/2 cup thick jam

Instructions

  • Mix the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter or oil until well combined. Pour in the milk and gather the dough into a ball.
  • Turn dough out onto floured surface and roll 1/4" thick. Spread with jam. Gently roll into a log-shape. Some jam might squeeze out at this point, don't worry about it.
  • Place on a piece of parchment paper, fold in the ends, and roll the paper until the pudding is completely covered. Alternatively, you can cut the pudding in half and place in a greased glass bowl. Cover the bowl with a piece of cotton or parchment paper and secure with an elastic band or piece of string.
  • Place pudding in a steamer basket over boiling water and steam for 45 minutes. Remove from the parchment and serve.

Notes

Create different variations of this jam roly-poly recipe by using different flavors of jam or fruit butters.

 

About the Author

Andrea is an artisan and teacher trying to live a handmade and homemade lifestyle with her husband in Eastern Canada. She is passionate about growing her own food, cooking healthy meals, using herbs for healing, nurturing creativity, and finding joy and blessings in the every-day moments of life. She writes about all of this, plus her adventures in sewing, crafting, and pattern design at http://www.artisaninthewoods.com/

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