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Plum roly poly

missycat1 Oct 1, 2013 04:30 PM

Hi folks. I am looking for a recipe my mom used to make 50 years ago. She called it plum roly poly. I think she used biscuit dough, made a rectangle of it and covered it with possibly butter and then cut up plums. Then she would roll it up like jellyroll, cut off slices and put them in a pan. Then she would cover it with a glaze and put in the oven to bake. I have no idea what she put in the glaze. She always used fresh plums, so no juice from the can. This might be a British dish. If anyone knows of this dish and has a recipe, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

  1. Kagemusha Oct 1, 2013 04:52 PM

    Try Google:


    Yup, a very British dessert.

    3 Replies
    1. re: Kagemusha
      missycat1 Oct 2, 2013 07:24 AM

      Thanks but it wasn't jam, it was fresh plums with a glaze on top.

      1. re: missycat1
        Kagemusha Oct 2, 2013 08:17 AM

        Just Google it. Tons of recipes that might include your offbeat version.

        1. re: Kagemusha
          missycat1 Oct 2, 2013 08:39 AM

          I haven't used Google yet but I have looked it up on Internet Explorer several times and been to many websites and looked at many recipes but none with a glaze poured over. However, I found a website with a lot of glazes on it and I make a brandy sauce for my bread pudding that might work just fine, with or without the brandy.

    2. greygarious Oct 1, 2013 09:03 PM

      The Aug/Sept 2009 Cook's Country has a recipe for blackberry roly poly but the prep is somewhat different from what you describe. The accompanying article goes through the history of the dessert from boiled to steamed to their own baked version. It is baked whole, jelly-roll fashion, and then sliced, with no mention of additional glaze or sauce. However, if you want it, let me know and I will paraphrase it on this thread. (By the way, I flagged it so it would get moved from a regional board to this topical one, where it belongs.)

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