Spotted Dick

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

By Annie Gray

Published 2019

  • About

Essentially just a plain suet dumpling with added fruit, spotted dick had been the cause of sniggers around the downstairs dinner table since it was first put into print in the middle of the nineteenth century. The term dick came from a dialect word for dough, and the spots refer to the dried fruit. It was a popular nursery dish, too, and a staple of school dinners in the twentieth century. It was sometimes called a bolster, after a type of long pillow, but you can also make it in a