Modern Spotted Dick

    2 hours 15 minutes

    I found a recipe for Spotted Dick and it was full of references to lard and suet. This is my modern version. I am not sure how it compares to the old version but we like it, even for an alternative to the time consuming Christmas pudding.


    New South Wales, Australia
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    Serves: 6 

    • 3/4 cup self-raising flour
    • 60g fresh breadcrumbs
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 1/2 cup sultanas
    • 1/2 cup currants
    • 90g butter
    • 1/2 cup milk

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours15min 

    1. Add all the dry ingredients, dried fruit and butter into a bowl then mix together well.
    2. Add the milk and combine to form a soft dough.
    3. Place the mixture into a buttered pudding bowl of about 1 litre capacity then cover with foil.
    4. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil then place a saucer in upside down to keep the pudding bowl off the bottom.
    5. Lower the pudding in and leave it to boil for 2 hours adding additional water as it evaporates.
    6. When cooked invert the pudding onto a plate and serve with custard.

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