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Spotted Dick

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Spotted Dick

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    Spotted dick pudding

    Spotted Dick

    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: British
    Keyword: british, currants, english, pudding, steamed
    Servings: 6


    • Large steamer


    • 8 oz Self raising flour
    • 1 pn salt
    • 4 oz Vegetarian suet
    • 6+ oz , Currants, Dried
    • 3 oz Granulated sugar
    • 1 ea Lemon zest
    • 1 ea Orange zest
    • 5 oz Whole milk
    • Custard to serve


    • In a large bowl combine the flour and salt. Add the suet, currants (or alternate dried fruit), sugar, lemon and orange zest.
    • Pour in the milk and mix to a moist dough. If needed add another tablespoon or two of milk.
    • With flour hands, shape into a log about 8 inches long. place the log on a large sheet of baking parchment. Wrap loosely and tie the ends, much like a Christmas cracker.
    • With the water in the bottom of the steamer boiling, add the wrapped pudding in the steamer basket, cover and steam for 90 minutes.
    • Check the water level in the steamer periodically and top up if needed.
    • Remove from the steamer and allow to cool slightly. Slice and serve with custard. (See Notes).


    Custard is traditional but another favorite is to spread with butter and sprinkle a little turbinado sugar.
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