Mother’s Roly Poly
from Mrs Harvey’s Sister-in-Law and other tasty dishes, Margaret Dunn, Murdoch Books, 2008.
Sometimes you look at some of the old recipes and wonder if they could really work. This is one of those.
You make a dough with flour and a very small amount of butter. Milk is then added to bind it and make it malleable. It’s then rolled out and spread with jam. Next it’s rolled up again and put in the baking dish.
A mix of water, butter and sugar is heated and poured over the roll and it is baked for about an hour.
It sounded all a bit casual and as if these simple ingredients put together so easily could never make a dish as delicious as this one turned out to be.
The instructions were as casual as the dish seemed to be. I really dislike instructions that list things such as a small cup and a large cup. I prefer a bit more precision but it doesn’t seem to matter here. I suspect that it would turn out well no matter how you measure.
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔