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Jam Roly Poly Help!!

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I decided to make a jam roly poly pudding for hubby's birthday tonight, and as I am in the US and could not get suet, I got shortening as a reasonable substitute.

Now I am having doubts as to whether this will work. Has anyone cooked this successfully with shortening instead of suet? Or does anyone have a suet-less recipe?

(I realise some people may not know what jam roly poly is, as it is an English dessert. It is a steamed suet pudding, rolled up, with jam inside. Equally Brits who know what the pudding is, but not what shortening is, its a little bit like lard but softer)

Help!! Need to make in a couple of hours.

Thanks in advance

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  1. shortening should be fine. I was brought up kosher so my mum didnt use lard but she still made steamed desserts. came out yummy. enjoy

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    1. re: smartie

      Thanks for the advice Smartie. We didn't make it in the end - but will look forward to making it this weekend.