Spotted Dick

So this is a proper old fashioned classic! I know obviously all the recipes in this book are pretty old fashioned but this is probably one of the most recognisable..

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It’s all pretty basic ingredients and all the prep is done in a matter of minutes.

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I had opted for the pouring consitency so that I could steam in a bowl in my steamer, although it looks a bit weird! It’s almost like porridge!

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I was thinking I maybe hadn’t made my breadcrumbs fine enough, and I had used the crusts when making the breadcrumbs so maybe it’s a tad chunky than it should be, oh well, hoping that will add some texture!

I greased my sort of pudding bowl and poured the mix in..

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Based on some of the other steamed pudding recipes I assumed I was to cover it, so I tied some greaseproof paper round it and
then I put it in the steamer. I think I did leave it for pretty much the full two hours.

It’s hard to tell if it’s ready as the steamer is so hot, so I just had to take it out and hope it was ok, still looks like porridge…

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It came out of the dish no problem but I really didn’t think it was meant to look like this??

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I went away and did a quick image search and this maybe doesn’t look as smooth as other pictures I saw! Maybe that due to my slightly chunky breadcrumbs!

It is super soft but I still managed to cut out a slice ok..

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I was going to have this with custard but I tried a bit before I started heating the custard and I have to say is pretty damn good just as it is!! It’s really soft and sticky and is just a brilliant pud! I thought it was just great on its own!

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I feel I say this a lot but this tastes way better than it looks and I will quite happily finish the rest of the weekend, may try with custard tomorrow just to check..

Would I make this again? Yes, a very pleasant surprise..

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4 thoughts on “Spotted Dick

  1. I love old fashioned puddings like this but have never actually steamed one myself. It looks ok in the pictures – just very moist – and that’s not a bad thing!

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