Jam Roly Poly Scones

by | Sep 5, 2012 | 19 comments

Jam Roly Poly Scones


It is picnic weather and even when we can't get to any gorgeous parks that we seem to be surrounded by, we fling out our rattan picnic rug on our lawn and take turns carrying out food and drink for an impromptu Saturday morning alfresco breakfast.

Jam Roly Poly Scones | Cook Republic


These pillow soft scones are perfect for digging in and best eaten warm from the oven. You roll the scone dough out, spread it with your favourite jam and roll it back up into a log. You then cut thick scones out, arrange neatly in a plate and bake them. As the scones bake, the jam oozes out from the middle and renders the bottom of the scones soft, oozy and sticky while the top gets golden and crunchy. They taste amazing and long after they are gone, you will be still licking your fingers. These are perfect sticky finger scones and are made to share.

Jam & Vintage Knife | Cook Republic


Do it this weekend, take your cup of coffee and toast outdoors, even if it is a covered balcony. Eating your breakfast somewhere other than at the breakfast table is something that ought to be done every now and then. It is fun and liberating! What is the most fun place you have had your breakfast in?

Tray of ooey jammy scones! - Cook Republic






adapted from Belinda Jeffery's Mix & Bake. Buy Amazon 

Jam filled pinwheel scones are delightfully crusty on top and soft and gooey in the middle. All you need is a cup of fresh cream!


Preparation Time - 20 Minutes
Cooking Time - 20 Minutes
Makes - 8 to 10



300g (2 cups) self-raising flour
1 tablespoon caster sugar
80g cold salted butter, cut into small cubes
180ml (3/4 cup) milk
1 egg yold whisked with 2 teaspoons of milk
60g unsalted butter, at room temperature
80g (1/4 cup) jam (I used homemade strawberry jam)



Preheat oven to 200C (400F).

Put the sugar and flour in a food processor and whiz to combine. Add butter (80g cold butter). Whiz until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. This step can also be done without a food processor by mixing sugar, flour and butter in a bowl with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Pour in the milk and mix it lightly with a fork. Add more milk if mixture is dry. You need enough to make a soft, light and flaky dough.

Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface. Knead it gently with floured hands until smooth for about 2 to 3 minutes. Roll the dough out or stretch/pat it in a roughly shaped rectangle about 30cm x 20cm and 1cm in thickness.

Put butter (60g) and jam in a food processor and mix until they are well combined. Spread this jam butter evenly over the dough. Starting at the longer side nearest you, roll the dough up like a jam roll. Gently press the seam on the roll so that the roll doesn't open up.

Use a sharp, serrated, lightly floured knife to gently cut 3cm thick slices from the roll. Line a rimmed baking sheet with baking paper. Arrange the scone slices, seam side down on the baking sheet. Leave a gap between the scones to allow them to spread during baking. (If time permits, chill the scones for an hour before baking)

Glaze the scones with the egg mixture and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden.

Dust cooked scones with icing sugar and serve with fresh cream and fruit.




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  1. mary patterson

    These were incredible!! THANK YOU

  2. Jen @ Savory Simple

    These look perfect for a picnic! I think I could eat these every morning...

  3. Rachael

    Definitely making these for Sunday breakfast this weekend! Thanks for a great recipe! 🙂

  4. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    We grew up on roly poly scones. Love the styling 🙂

  5. Russell at Chasing Delicious

    Yum and yum! I would eat so many of these!

  6. Colette

    You just set the menu for breakie on Sunday AM!

  7. Ronja @ a dash of faith

    These looks positively scrumptious!

  8. Vija

    Oh my, these look sensational. Will be giving them a try.

  9. Erica Lea

    Oh my, these look absolutely scrumptious! Love your description - and photos! The most interesting place I've eaten my breakfast has been camping - I should really get out more in the morning. 🙂

  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    They look gorgeous! And I love that jam knife too Sneh! 😀

  11. Martyna @ WholesomeCook

    Nice twist on the regular roly poly! Might be a great idea for the kids' afternoon tea...

  12. chinmayie @ love food eat

    Yum Yum... Perfect for a kids party actually 🙂

  13. Lisa H.

    Marvellous Roly Poly ... n I love the sound of oozing jam... yum ...yum 😀

  14. john@heneedsfood

    I can already see what my favourite part would be on these scones. The jammy bottoms! Great idea Sneh!

  15. Kankana

    I just made a huge batch of strawberry jam and I am loving this idea of the scone. This weekend.. yes, I will give this a try 🙂

  16. Rosa

    Lovely roly poly scones. Scone dough is wonderful as it is very versatile.



  17. Anna

    Fantastic treat! Never tried this but it looks and sounds delicious.

  18. Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    What perfect scones, I love the jam centers!

  19. Christine @ Cooking Crusade

    love the idea of including the jammy goodness in the scones like this - perfect for afternoon tea!


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