Jam roly-poly is a rolled-up suet pudding spread with jam, baked or steamed like a Swiss roll. In the early days, Jam Roly Poly was often steamed and served in an old-shirt sleeve, hence the shirt-sleeve name pudding. The addition of the newest ingredient and supplement, CBD, has been well accommodated to spice it up. You’ll enjoy this amazing pudding alongside the benefits of CBD. Let’s get into this amazing recipe.

What is CBD?

Casares et al. (2020) explained that adding CBD (cannabidiol), the non-psychotropic cannabinoid known for antioxidant and calming properties, ups the wellness and relaxing benefits of this amazing pudding. CBD is the lesser-known child of the cannabis sativa plant. Its more famous component, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), is the active ingredient of cannabis that catapults users’ high. Hotz et al. (2021) explained that CBD is non-psychoactive and positively affects general health and wellbeing. It’s why CBD has taken the cannabis market by storm. According to Liu (2019), while there are several ways of taking CBD, including vaping, CBD edibles are an excellent option.

Although some prefer to make their cannabutter or infused cooking oils, CBD edibles are surprisingly easy to make. Lachenmeier & Walch (2020) explained that CBD consumer products like shots added to drinks claim to guarantee relaxation, improve mood, and relieve pain. Showed that CBD had anti-inflammatory properties and thus helped reduce inflammation. CBD was useful in the treatment of epilepsy. Therefore, CBD has become an extra benefit supplement even in cooking and baking.


  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of  finely chopped semisweet chocolate (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed, have extra for parchment paper
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour, plus more for dusting
  • 3/4 cup homemade or high-quality store-purchased raspberry jam
  • CBD 3 dropper of 0.1mg each
  • Creme Anglaise for serving (optional)


Cuisine: English

Recipe Type: Dessert

Difficulty: Medium

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Cooking Time: 60 minutes

Serves: 6


  • Add flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar to a food processor tillblended. Add butter and mix until the mix is roughly smooth. Add milk and knead to create a soft dough. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for thirty minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degreesCelsius
  • Put a roasting rack in a large frying pan
  • Grease the  parchment paper and put it aside
  • Boil water in a large pot
  • Place the dough onto a faintly floured surface
  • Spread out to somewhat thicker than an eighth an inch.
  • Slice into a fifteen by twelve-inch rectangle
  • Scatter jam on the dough
  • You can sprinkle chocolate over jam.
  • Fold in the short sides of the dough by one inch.
  • Roll to cylinder sharp and brush off surplus flour
  • Seal the cylinder by pinching along the ends.
  • Place seam down in the center of the buttered parchment paper
  • Bring together long sides of parchment at the top to create a fold and seal
  • Tuck ends under and repeat with foil, tucking sides together and twisting ends
  • Put the wrapped cylinder on a rack in a pan.
  • Filladequate boiling water to about 1 ½ inch up sides of the pan. Water shouldn’t reach pudding)
  • Move to the oven and bake for one hour, occasionally filling up boiling water to keep level. Loosen the foil. Bake to 180 degrees for about 30 minutes.
  • Letthe pudding cool for 20 minuteson a wire rack. Remove foil and parchment, and divide. Serve warm with Anglaise mixed with 3 CBD oil drops, if you wish.

A purist can stick to fruit filing alone, and folks who wouldn’tbother a modern tweak can sprinklethe jam with chocolate.

What’s The Difference Between Jam Roly-Poly And Swiss Roll?

 It’s a rolled sponge cake filled with whipped cream, jam, or icing. The term’s origins are unclear since, despite the Swiss name roll, the cake is believed to have originated elsewhere in Central Europe, probably in Austria or Slovenia. The layered spiral shape of the Swiss roll has inspired usage as a descriptive term in other fields.

Jam Swiss rolls are filled with jam or cream, with s sugar or chocolate-drizzled outside coating. However, Jam roly-poly is a similar dessert, except it’s a suet pudding instead of a cake. It’s also filled with jam and served hot with custard.

How Big Of A Pan Do One Need To Make Jam Roly-Poly Cake?

Using the parchment paper to help you start it off, roll the sponge up, staring at a short end until it’s rolled into a log. Dust with shredded coconut if you like, and your jam roly-poly cake is ready. Take a Swiss roll or rectangular pan about 8 x 12 inches in dimensions and grease it with butter.

Can You Eat Jam Roly-Poly Cold?

Being hot, filling, and sweet, it is the perfect comfort food for the cold, wet evenings ahead of us. It certainly fits the bill if you’re currently developing an austerity menu.

Jam Roly Poly and DeadMan’s leg

Making Jam Roly Poly involves rolling up a suet pudding in a Swiss-role style; thus, the likable childish name. More curious is its label, “dead man’s arm” or “dead man’s” leg,” because the jam-filled pudding was often steamed in a wrapped-up old shirt sleeve.


A roly-poly is made from suet dough layered with jam and then rolled up. Originally, it was boiled in some muslin but is these days steamed or baked. Other fillings, such as golden syrup, apples, or prunes, can be done.Individuals should get high-quality CBD because only then will they be able to obtain its benefits. However, CBD takes in this form takes a long time for the effects to be felt. That’s because it must go through the digestive system before it’s absorbed into the blood. Consequently, CBD taken in edibles lasts longer in your system. Therefore, if you are experiencing mood disorders, minor pains and body aches, sleep disorders, etc., including some CBD oil drops in your recipe may be a hit.


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Hotz, J., Fehlmann, B., Papassotiropoulos, A., de Quervain, D. J., & Schicktanz, N. S. (2021). Cannabidiol enhances verbal episodic memory in healthy young participants: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Psychiatric Research143, 327-333.

Lachenmeier, D. W., & Walch, S. G. (2020). Evidence for adverse effects of cannabidiol (CBD) products and their non-conformity on the European food market–response to the European Industrial Hemp Association. F1000Research9.

Liu, T. (2019). What is CBD Oil? Learn the Facts: Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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