I only have flaky pastry at the moment, could I use that instead of shortcrust for Nigella's Roly Poly Pudding?
Nigella's Roly Poly Pudding (from NIGELLA EXPRESS) is a sticky, warming dessert made from golden syrup and shortcrust pastry. The pastry is store-bought and replaces the more traditional suet pastry that is used for roly poly.
Roly poly usually has a fairly close texture. Flaky pastry is a type of laminated pastry that doesn't rise as much as a regular puff pastry and it may be possible to use it for the roly poly, though it would not be our preference. If you do use the pastry then we would suggest pricking (docking) it all over with a fork first and then rolling it tightly, to reduce the amount of rise. We would avoid using full puff pastry as this will puff up a lot and be very different to the intended dish. We would also mention that as we have not tried the roly poly with flaky pastry, we are unable to guarantee the results.