Spotted Dick (using Suet Mix)

Spotted Dick (using Suet Mix)


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I saw a recipe on an English tv program and wanted to make it for a special someone originally from England because it was the dessert he remembered most fondly from childhood. When I searched local supermarkets I only found suet in a box mixed with flour and baking powder so I converted the recipe and the result was much appreciated.

JASANDA100 Tasmania, Australia

Serves: 4 

  • 215 grams plain flour
  • 1 pkt (250g) prepared suet mix
  • 113g currants
  • zest and juice of 1 Lemon
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 30g butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup milk (use as required)
  • 1 1/4 cup double cream (use as required)

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

  1. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl, add melted butter and mix together.
  2. Add enough of the milk and cream until mixture is at dropping consistency (falls off spoon).
  3. Spread margarine or butter thickly all over the inside of a suitable small glass or microwavable plastic bowl (I re-used a plastic tub that once contained Christmas pudding from a supermarket)
  4. Pour mixture into prepared bowl, cover in foil and secure with string.
  5. Put into steamer or sit it on a bowl inside a large saucepan with water only covering the bowl the pudding is sitting on ensuring the pudding is not immersed in water.
  6. Put lid on steamer adjusting the height of the bowl as needed to ensure there is a secure fit so that the pudding is going to cook in the steam.
  7. Turn hotplate under the steamer on medium high and steam pudding for 1 1/4 hours or until skewer comes out clean when tested. (Mine took 2 hours.)
  8. Serve with custard and or cream.

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