Spotted dick

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    6-8

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      3 hr 30

Appears in

Puddings: Le Cordon Bleu Home Collection

Puddings

By Le Cordon Bleu

Published 2000

  • About

The origin of the name of this classic English suet and raisin pudding is not known, though it seems that dick may have been a general nineteenth century term for pudding. Spotted dick is sometimes known by the equally unusual name of Spotted dog.

Ingredients

  • 105 g ( oz) currants
  • 135 g (

Method

  1. Place the currants, raisins and brandy in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for at least 1 hour, or overnight, to soak.
  2. Sieve the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl and stir in the suet, lemon rind, nutmeg and sugar. Add the soaked fruit and brandy, then the milk, and mix with a wooden spoon to form a firm dough.
  3. Lay a sheet of greasepr