This is Jam Roll with a twist. I actually don’t roll them. I find this method easier to make and easier to package and serve.
This is a simple but divine confection. Great for potlucks, tea parties and buffets. (serves 6)

  • butter for greasing
  • 3 cups (300 g) plain flour (All purpose)
  • 1 level tsp (5 ml) baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 150 g (5 oz) shredded suet
  • flour for rolling out
  • 200 – 300 g (7 – 11 oz) jam
  • 7 – 11 oz Marie Sharp’s Tropical Fruit Mix Jam
  1. Grease a baking sheet.
  2.  Set the oven at 190°C (375°F) gas 5.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl.
  4.  Add the suet and enough cold water to make a soft, but firm dough.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to a rectangle about 5 mm (1/4 inch) thick.
  6. Spread the jam almost to the edges.
  7. Dampen the edges of the pastry rectangle with water and roll up lightly. Seal the edges at either end.
  8. Place the roll on the prepared baking sheet with the sealed edge underneath.
  9. Cover loosely with greased greaseproof paper or foil and bake for 50 – 60 minutes until golden brown.
  10. Transfer to a warm platter, slice and serve with warmed jam.

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