Jam Roly Poly

Submitted by Jess Thomson

Jam Roly Poly

4.60 from 5 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 150 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp caster sugar
  • 60 g butter (cut into chunks)
  • 100 ml milk
  • Jam
  • For the Syrup:
  • 1/4 Cups boiling water
  • 3/4 tsp margarine
  • 1/8 cup sugar


  • Combine the flour, sugar and baking powder.
  • Add chopped butter and combine with fingers until crumb like texture.
  • Add milk a little at a time until dough is a good texture to roll (not too sticky, but not so stiff it's too hard to roll - you probably won't use all the milk, I didn't).
  • Roll out with a rolling pin and spread with jam.
  • Roll up and put in either baking paper lined sc or sprayed with cooking spray.
  • For the syrup, combine the ingredients in a saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves. Pour over dough.
  • Cook for 2 hours on high with tea towel under the lid.
  • Note: the jam can be exchanged for golden syrup sprinkled with coconut.

11 thoughts on “Jam Roly Poly”

  1. Please explain exactly how to cook a roly-poly in a slow cooker. How to wrap, put water in cooker? How long on high?

  2. 5 stars
    My husband always praised his mum’s jam roly poly. I made yours for tea when we had visitors A great success. Thank you for the recipe

  3. Christine Kwaterski

    5 stars
    Great and easy recipe making this Roly Poly.
    I used fig jam/strawberry jam and it turned out delicious.
    Next time I will make the pastry firmer for it crumbled up.
    An old fashion recipe but a good one.

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