Baked Rhubarb Roly-Poly

Round off a meal in traditional style with Lotte Duncan's recipe for a hearty baked suet pudding
By Lotte Duncan
Baked Rhubarb Roly-Poly
  • Rating:
  • Serves: 8
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus cooling
  • Effort: easy



  • 450 g rhubarb, chopped into medium-size pieces
  • 115 g sugar
  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 85 g suet
  • zest of 1 large oranges
  • 150 ml water
  • custard or cream, to serve


1. Place the rhubarb in a saucepan. Cook gently until softened. Add the sugar and cook gently until slightly thickened. Cool.

2. Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas 7.

3. Stir the flour, suet and orange zest together in a large bowl and add the water. Mix well to make a firm dough.

4. Roll out the dough to form a rectangle, which is about 20cm by 30cm.

5. Strain excess liquid out of the rhubarb and spread thickly over the dough, leaving a 2.5cm edge free of rhubarb.

6. Roll the dough up over the rhubarb filling and place on a greased baking sheet.

7. Bake the roly-poly for 40 minutes until golden brown, tipping off any fat as the pudding bakes.

8. Serve the roly-poly warm from the oven with custard or cream.

Rate This Recipe