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Roly Poly Pudding Flavours

Asked by rosey2. Answered on 16th October 2016

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Is it possible to put some other filling in Roly Poly Pudding? Sweet or savoury? Please could you give me some other suggestions. Thank you so much! Rosey.

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Nigella's Roly Poly Pudding (from NIGELLA EXPRESS) is an easy version of the British classic that is made using store-bought shortcrust pastry rather than having to make a suet pastry. The filling of golden syrup is particularly good as it gives the pudding a comfortingly sweet stickiness. It is possible to use other fillings though we would err on the sweet side. Corn or agave syrup can be used as an alternative if golden syrup is not available and clear (or runny) honey is also an option, though as honey has a strong flavour you should opt for a mild honey such as orange flower.

Fruit jams are popular in this type of pudding but you need to spread it generously. Raspberry jam spreads evenly as it doesn't contain large chunks of fruit or use a fine-cut marmalade. Dulche de leche (or Carnation caramel) would be another possibility. Apple puree would also be good but make sure it is not a watery puree and we would also scatter over and handful of raisins and dust with a little cinnamon. For the alternatives we would suggest using the same metric weight, for honey and other syrups use 3/4 cup and for the remaining alternatives use 1 cup.

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