Classic jam roly poly This delicious pudding will bring back all of your childhood memories. Feel free to use any flavour jam you prefer. It’s the perfect winter comfort food. Serve with lashings of fresh custard.
Rub the butter into the flour until it looks like fine breadcrumbs, add sugar and dried fruit and mixed spice, if using
Add egg and milk to make a soft dropping consistency.
Put into lined 2 lb loaf tin or 6" round cake tin. Sprinkle demerara sugar over the top and pat down with the back of a spoon (this gives a nice crunchy top) and bake for approximately 1 to 1 1/4 hours in a preheated oven at 180 C / 160 C fan / Gas 4 until a skewer comes out clean.
This is the perfect cake for celebrations . It is a stiff cake with a moist texture so perfect for carving and novelty cakes. Wonderful with jam and buttercream or just left and covered with marzipan/icing, this cake is so versatile you can pretty much do anything with it! It will never curdle and is so simple and never fails to always tastes perfect!
pre-heat the oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Grease and line (or grease and flour) a 20cm (8 in) square or round tin and set aside.
Sieve flour into large mixing bowl, add all other ingredients and mix with electric mixer on slow speed until all ingredients are blended, then increase to fast speed and mix for another 2 or so minutes, when you have a smooth batter (it will be quite thick/stiff).
Pour into already prepared tin, place in centre of oven and cook for about 1 hour 15 mins to 1 hour 30 mins; test with skewer if it comes out clean cake is done.