I don’t know about you but I don’t think you can beat a good old-fashioned stodgy pudding on a cold, wet, wintry day. Spotted dick, treacle tart or sticky toffee pudding with buckets of custard is simply heaven on a plate. My personal favourite is jam roly poly. It reminds me of school dinners back in the days when you got what you were given whether you liked it or not!
I really fancied making a jam poly this weekend for Sunday pudding but my pain-in-the-posterior son doesn’t like jam so I racked my brains to think of something that would work as well but that he would like. The answer was simple, Nutella!
It was a bit of an experiment, especially since I haven’t made a suet pudding for donkey’s years but I’m pleased to inform that it was bloody gorgeous!
- 8ox self-raising flour
- 4 oz shredded suet (I used Atora vegetable suet)
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 1 tbs caster sugar
- Approximately 150ml cold water
- 5 tbs nutella
- Preheat the oven to 180C /160C fan
- Mix a;l the dry ingredients together in a large bowl
- Slowly add the cold water until a soft dough is formed.
- Knead until smooth then roll into a rectangle , 10 x 8 inch
- Spread with the nutella
- Roll up from a short end
- Place in a lined loaf tin
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Suet Pastry (bakeclubs.wordpress.com)
- Happy World Nutella Day! 10 Recipes to Celebrate (thekitchn.com)
- Spotted dick, clootie dumpling and other reasons to put beef fat in your holiday desserts (eatocracy.cnn.com)