At the risk of sounding like a well-known chef from Gloucestershire, jam roly poly is a ‘proper’ old school dessert and will brighten up anyone’s day, especially when served on a cold and grey one. Traditionally, roly polies are wrapped in muslin or foil and steamed, but this recipe does without that extra faff by going straight down the baking route. Admittedly, the resulting roly poly doesn’t come out as uniform as you might expect but you do get the bonus of a nice crispy, sugary crust to crack your spoon into.
The added extra of course is drowning this pud in easy-to-make custard. All very simple, all very quick and you will be going for a second helping of this jammy treat in no time at all.