Translated to metric. 454 gr flour 28 gr baking powder 250 gr jam slightly warmed 1 cup water approx 170gr grated coarsely grated vegetable shortening (freeze overnight to make it easier to grate) 57gr sugar pinch salt Sieve together the dry ingredients. Mix in the sugar and the grated coarsely grated vegetable shortening (freeze overnight to make it easier to grate). Mix with the cold water until it is a firm paste. Put onto a floured board and roll into a square about 40cm....... Spread the jam to within 2.5 cm of the edges. Fold over two sides to meet the middle, then moisten the back edge and roll from front to back. Lay it in buttered greaseproof, roll up and tie securely. Put into a steamer over boiling water or wrap in a pudding cloth and boil for 1+ 1/2 hours. Serve with a boat of warmed jam and cream! Enough for 6 - 8 people May also be baked like pastry on a greased tin in a hot oven 400F for about 40 minutes. In this case sprinkle the jam with breadcrumbs before rolling
My Nana's recipe. It must be over 100 years old.
- coarsely grated vegetable shortening (freeze overnight to make it easier to grate)
- baking powder
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