|Alternative names||Dead Man's Arm, Dead Man's Leg|
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Main ingredients||Suet, jam|
|Cookbook: Jam Roly-Poly Media: Jam Roly-Poly|
Jam roly-poly, shirt-sleeve pudding, dead man's arm or dead man's leg is a traditional British pudding probably first created in the early 19th century. It is a flat-rolled suet pudding, which is then spread with jam and rolled up, similar to a Swiss roll, then steamed or baked. In days past, Jam Roly-Poly was also known as shirt-sleeve pudding, because it was often steamed and served in an old shirt-sleeve, leading to the nicknames of dead-man's arm and dead man's leg.
Jam Roly-Poly features in Mrs Beeton's cookery book, as Roly-Poly Jam Pudding. It is one of a range of puddings that are now considered part of the classic desserts of the mid 20th century British school dinners. Jam Roly-Poly is considered a modern British classic, alongside sticky toffee pudding and spotted dick. In Beatrix Potter's 1908 book The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or, The Roly-Poly Pudding, the character Tom Kitten is rolled into a pudding by the invading rats.
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