Recipe for Spotted Dick
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We were fortunate enough in a recent epistular episode to get Spotted Dick
out of Fanny. We know you'll enjoy having Spotted Dick.
2 oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
pinch of salt
2 oz shredded suet
1 oz white or brown sugar
4 oz currants
2 oz fresh breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
4-5 tbsp milk
Butter a 1.5 pint pudding basin. Sift the flour, baking powder, spice
and salt into a mixing bowl and mix in the suet, sugar, fruit and bread-
crumbs. Stir in the egg and sufficient milk to produce a soft
consistency that drops off the spoon in 5 seconds.
Turn the mixture into the pudding basin, which should be two-thirds
full. Cover with greased foil or a snap-on lid (the plastic container
from a 2 lb Christmas pudding is worth saving for this purpose.) Steam
for 2 to 2.5 hours. When cooked, remove the cover and allow the pudding
to shrink slightly, then cover the basin with a hot serving plate, hold
it firmly and invert. Lift off the basin to leave the pudding on the
Serve hot with custard. (Recipe below!)
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As you can see in the recipe above, Fanny recommends a nice hot custard to go on your Spotted
Dick. I am sure Fanny would never have a Spotted Dick unless it had
a nice big blob of nice hot custard on it:
3 egg yolks
1 tbsp caster sugar
1/2 pint milk
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
Whisk the yolks and sugar together in a bowl. Heat the milk in a
saucepan until it is nearly boiling.
Whisk the hot milk gradually into the egg mixture. Put the bowl over
a saucepan of simmering water and stir the mixture over the indirect
heat until it is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
(Direct heat will make the custard curdle.)
Stir in the vanilla essence and more sugar, according to taste.
Strain and serve hot.
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