Unusual recipes

Classic spotted dick

Classic spotted dick

We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

Classic spotted dick

Serve with a generous dollop of custard

Serve with a generous dollop of custard

Serves 8

Cooks In2 hours

DifficultyNot too tricky

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 446 22%

  • Fat 17g 24%

  • Saturates 9.2g 46%

  • Sugars 38.2g 42%

  • Salt 0.6g 10%

  • Protein 4.9g 10%

  • Carbs 67.9g 26%

  • Fibre 1.9g -

Of an adult's reference intake


  • 300 g mixed dried fruit , such as currants, golden sultanas, blueberries, cherries, sour cranberries
  • 300 g self-raising flour
  • sea salt
  • 75 g unsalted butter , plus extra for greasing
  • 75 g suet
  • 75 g golden caster sugar
  • 180 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 50 ml brandy


  1. Place a medium pan over a high heat and add the dried fruit and 150ml water. Cover and simmer for around 5 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed, then leave aside to cool.
  2. Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a large bowl, then rub in the butter and suet until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the sugar and the soaked dried fruit, then gradually add the milk, stirring continuously to combine.
  3. Grease a 1.5 litre pudding bowl with butter. Cut a circle of greaseproof paper to roughly the diameter of the pudding bowl and grease lightly with butter. Scoop the dried fruit mixture into the pudding bowl, then cover with the greaseproof paper, butter-side down. Place a double layer of tin foil on top, scrunching it around the rim of the bowl (if it has a lid, then simply place that on top instead). Wrap about 2 metres of string twice around the rim, tie in a double knot, then attach the end to the opposite side with a double knot to make a loose handle – this will make pulling the bowl out at the end a lot easier.
  4. Place a deep pan over a high heat and place a saucer upside-down on the bottom. Gently place the pudding bowl into the pan, topping up with boiling water so the bowl is half submerged. Pop the lid on and simmer gently for 1 hour 40 minutes, or until the sponge is firm, but still slightly sticky in the middle, checking the water levels from time to time to make sure it doesn't dry up.
  5. Carefully remove the bowl from the pan, take off the tin foil and greaseproof paper, then leave it to cool in the bowl for a few minutes. Meanwhile, heat the brandy in a pan over a low heat.
  6. Place a large plate face-down on top of the pudding bowl and carefully turn out the spotted dick. Bring it to the table, pour over the brandy, then set it alight. Serve with a good helping of custard, and enjoy!

Watch the video: Spotted Dick..lets try this British dessert from a can


  1. Kapono

    Exactly! It is the excellent idea. It is ready to support you.

  2. Lockwood

    something is constantly burning

  3. Raedwald

    does not agree at all

  4. Goltikora

    Absolutely with you it agree. In it something is and it is good idea. I support you.

  5. Duwayne

    If good results

  6. Weallcot

    What the right words ... super, great idea

Write a message