I am for sure going to make this Spotted dick, British steamed pudding, come Christmas time this year, as I can almost taste this delicious treat!
Spotted dick is a traditional British steamed pudding, historically made with suet and dried fruit and often served with custard. Non-traditional variants include recipes that replace suet with other fats, or that include eggs to make something similar to a sponge pudding or cake
British Steamed Pudding Spotted Dick
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 90 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Moderate
- Cuisine: British
- 250g self-raising
- 125g suet (shredded)
- 80g castor sugar
- 180g currants
- 1 lemon zest finely grated
- Pinch salt
- 150ml milk
- Put all ingredients into a bowl except the milk.
- Mix lightly with a fork and gradually add the milk until the mixture comes together in a nice moist dough.
- Put the dough into a pre-greased bowl and seal it with two layers of grease-proof paper and secure it with string ready to steam.
- Place the bowl in the steamer and add boiling water halfway up the bowl and bring to a boil.
- I use a stock pot with mason jar lids at the bottom to keep the bowl off the base.
- Once boiling, turn down the heat and place a lid on the steamer, and steam for 90 minutes.
- Check it’s cooked by popping a cocktail stick in the center, if it comes out clean it’s done.
- Leave for 10 minutes before turning it onto a plate to serve with custard.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Monica of The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 288
- Sugar: 21.6 g
- Sodium: 540 mg
- Fat: 12.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 42.3 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 4 g
- Cholesterol: 8.8 mg
Keywords: Steamed Pudding
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