Steamed Cranberry Roly-Poly Recipe

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Steamed Cranberry Roly-Poly
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  1. To make the filling, warm the cranberries and icing sugar together in a saucepan until the fruits begin to soften. Increase the heat, so the juices boil and become jammy. Pour the mixture into a bowl, then stir in the cranberry sauce or jelly. Leave to cool. Butter and lightly flour a large sheet of greaseproof (about 40 x 30cm), and sit it on a bigger sheet of foil. Put a steamer on to simmer.
  2. For the dough, mix together the flour, suet, caster sugar and orange zest with a wooden spoon. Stir in some milk until the mixture reaches the consistency of a soft pastry. Gather together into a ball, but don't overwork or it will toughen.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle about 22cm x 25cm. Spread with the cooled cranberry mix, leaving a 2cm border around the edge. Moisten the border with cold water or milk before rolling into a cylinder. Start by tucking over the border of one of the short ends, then lift as you roll (see step 1, click photo above) so the jam doesn't get squeezed out. With the long join underneath, lay the roly-poly in the centre of the parchment paper. Fold over the long paper and foil edges to seal, leaving enough space above the pudding to allow it to rise. Squeeze the paper ends together tightly to seal them.
  4. Lay the parcel in the steamer over the simmering water, cover and steam for 11/4-11/2 hrs, until firm to the touch. Rest for a min or two before unwrapping, slicing and serving. Vanilla custard is the perfect accompaniment and the roly-poly is best eaten as soon as it is made.
  5. Using a bamboo steamer:.
  6. Steam the Roly-poly in a large bamboo steamer over a pan of boiling water or use a large tiered steamer. Make sure the pan doesn't boil dry while the pudding is steaming - so keep checking the water level. If it is getting low, top up with more boiling water.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 589.2 Kcal (2467 kJ)
Calories from fat 202.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.53g 35%
Cholesterol 16.51mg 6%
Sodium 239.42mg 10%
Potassium 73.59mg 2%
Total Carbs 93.48g 31%
Sugars 31.16g 125%
Dietary Fiber 1.11g 4%
Protein 2.63g 5%
Vitamin C 13.5mg 23%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 61.5mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 374.64 Kcal (1569 kJ)
Calories from fat 128.94 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.33g 35%
Cholesterol 10.5mg 6%
Sodium 152.23mg 10%
Potassium 46.79mg 2%
Total Carbs 59.44g 31%
Sugars 19.81g 125%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 4%
Protein 1.68g 5%
Vitamin C 8.6mg 23%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 39.1mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.4
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

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