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Message started by viking on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 6:24pm

Title: spotted dick
Post by viking on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 6:24pm
Has anyone got the recipe for spotted dick? I'm cooking for some Spanish friends and they asked for something traditional. Well, my Nan always said you can't get anything more traditionally British than a spotted dick!!! :o

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by spanishcatfishing on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 6:33pm
50g Butter
350g plain flour
3 tsp Baking powder
140g shredded suet
85g caster sugar
115g currants
finely grated zest and juice of 2 Lemons
75ml Milk
75ml whipping cream
custard or clotted cream, to serve
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Method
1. Soften half the butter and use to grease a 1.4 litre pudding basin.

2. Combine the flour, baking powder, suet, sugar and currants in a large bowl, mixing well.

3. Melt the remaining butter and stir into the flour mixture.

4. Stir in the lemon juice and zest.

5. Combine the milk and cream in a small jug. Slowly stir enough into the mixture to bring it to a dropping consistency.

6. Pour the mixture into the pudding basin. Cover with a double layer of greaseproof paper (make a pleat in the middle to allow for expansion), tied in place with string.

7. Place the basin in a steamer basket set over boiling water. Cover and steam for about 1 - 1 1/2 hours until cooked. Check the water level now and again to make sure it doesn't burn dry.

8. Serve with custard or, if you're feeling wicked, a big dollop of clotted cream.
Comments & Ratings

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by viking on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 6:42pm
Thanks, that was quick! I thought I'd have to stick to stiffy toffee pudding after Nige censored my Richard!!!

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Bigyin on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 7:45pm
You might have probs getting the suet (unless anybody knows where it's available.) ?

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Tony on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 9:10pm
Atora suet is available from the English shop in Sabeco.

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Bigyin on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 10:03pm
Good tip.  Thanks for that Tony.  We hadn't managed to find it yet.  Good man.

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Nigel on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 10:31pm
Give Tim or Elisa a call (Little Britain 24-7) or order via the internet www.littlebritain24-7.com
They will have everything you might be missing, it will be at a sensible price and it will be in date as well!

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by gollums_mate on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 10:48pm
Little Britain 24-7 have Atora Suet in stock at the moment - 2.77 for 250g, as well as the majority of the other ingredients for this fine English delicacy. Click on Go Shopping and then the In Stock items tab at www.littlebritain24-7.com. No minimum order and free delivery to a collection point in the Tortosa area. Payment required upon delivery.

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by hazelnut on Sep 24th, 2009 at 1:16pm

wrote on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 6:24pm:
Has anyone got the recipe for spotted dick? I'm cooking for some Spanish friends and they asked for something traditional. Well, my Nan always said you can't get anything more traditionally British than a spotted dick!!! :o


Th UK has banned the name of this pudding and it is now referred to as Pimpled Richard

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by cactus jack on Sep 24th, 2009 at 1:44pm

wrote on Sep 24th, 2009 at 1:16pm:

wrote on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 6:24pm:
Has anyone got the recipe for spotted dick? I'm cooking for some Spanish friends and they asked for something traditional. Well, my Nan always said you can't get anything more traditionally British than a spotted dick!!! :o


Th UK has banned the name of this pudding and it is now referred to as Pimpled Richard


My nephew Richard who is covered in acne is deeply offended by the use of the phrase "pimpled Richard.
A spotted dick is a SPOTTED DICK,.......there i've said it, and leave my family out of it!!!!! :)

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by cactus jack on Sep 24th, 2009 at 3:19pm

wrote on Sep 24th, 2009 at 1:44pm:

wrote on Sep 24th, 2009 at 1:16pm:

wrote on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 6:24pm:
Has anyone got the recipe for spotted dick? I'm cooking for some Spanish friends and they asked for something traditional. Well, my Nan always said you can't get anything more traditionally British than a spotted dick!!! :o


Th UK has banned the name of this pudding and it is now referred to as Pimpled Richard


My nephew Richard who is covered in acne is deeply offended by the use of the phrase "pimpled Richard.
A spotted dick is a SPOTTED DICK,.......there i've said it, and leave my family out of it!!!!! :)

who ever changed my post above has no right to do so. I was NOT being offenxive. and if you think that SPOTTED DICCK is not PC then you are as pathetic as all the other nansy pansy do=gooders. KEEP ENGLISH English.
Idid not write thingy I wrote DICCK

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Nigel on Sep 24th, 2009 at 5:29pm
Calm down......don't blame the moderators! The Forum software (which of course comes from the US where I'm sure there are many Richards) has a word filter and your favourite English pud happens to be in there!

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by viking on Sep 24th, 2009 at 6:02pm
It was one of the local councils in Scotland ( Flintshire, I believe) that decided to change the name spotted dick to spotted richard because of of the staff that used the canteen kept making 'childish and immature comments' that annoyed one of the canteen staff. However they received so much bad publicity for doing so that they have now agreed to change the name back to spotted dick.
to quote them, ' ...if we offend any spotted Dicks in the process then tough, they can eat jam rolly poly instead'

three cheers for that!!

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Bigyin on Sep 24th, 2009 at 6:46pm
Enough already.  How about some recipes for tarts or toad in the hole.

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Bigyin on Sep 24th, 2009 at 6:47pm
Or how about faggots or knickerbocka glory ?

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Nobrot on Sep 24th, 2009 at 6:51pm
Blimey Viking,however did your namesake make it across the North sea all those years ago.Last time I was  in Flintshire,2 months ago,It was just across the Cheshire border in Welsh Wales where the famous pudding is  actually called spythyd dllck.

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Bigyin on Sep 24th, 2009 at 6:53pm
Meat balls anyone ?

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Tony on Sep 24th, 2009 at 6:54pm
We bought suet in the English shop in Sabeco last week, and it was definitely not out of date !!

Give poor Richard a rest and offend William instead by calling it Spotted Willy.

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Tony on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:12pm
May I suggest that you follow the Spotted Thingy wth a

Hot Creamy Bush

1 measure of Bushmills Whiskey
1 measure of Bailey's Irish Cream
3/4 coup of Coffee
Mix and Drink

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by spanishcatfishing on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:32pm
I'm looking foward to a nice crumpet for Tea

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Bigyin on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:44pm
Followed by a Bloody Mary ?

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by Bigyin on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:49pm
http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=464040

Can we move on now ?  :o

Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by spanishcatfishing on Sep 24th, 2009 at 9:18pm
Flintshire council has reversed its decision to rename the pudding Spotted Dick, after accusations of political correctness.

Canteen bosses had decided it would be called "Spotted Richard" after "several immature comments from a few customers".

But following criticism from employees and angry correspondence from people around the UK, the council has announced the dessert will be reverting to its traditional name.

The council's chief executive, Colin Everett, told the BBC: "Although the majority have seen the humorous side of the story, the impression given in the media that the council might have been 'politically correct' has led to some derision and, sadly, to a number of abusive letters being sent in from across the country."

Mr Everett explained that the name had been changed to "Spotted Richard" in light of the "childish comments of one regular customer.

"Spotted Dick will be back on the menu under its proper and proud name. In future, any customers who act in this childish way will be asked to behave properly or will be refused service," he added.

Klaus Armstrong-Braun, a Flintshire councillor, said: "It's a great victory for Spotted Dick and for everyone who makes it. It's made Flintshire a laughing stock all over the world. I've had lots of letters criticising them.

"It's all the more ridiculous when we now learn that only one person was responsible for making smutty remarks which led them to get rid of something which has been a tradition for more than 150 years."


Title: Re: spotted dick
Post by jools on Sep 24th, 2009 at 10:21pm

spanishcatfishing wrote on Sep 24th, 2009 at 9:18pm:
Flintshire council has reversed its decision to rename the pudding Spotted Dick, after accusations of political correctness.

Canteen bosses had decided it would be called "Spotted Richard" after "several immature comments from a few customers".

But following criticism from employees and angry correspondence from people around the UK, the council has announced the dessert will be reverting to its traditional name.

The council's chief executive, Colin Everett, told the BBC: "Although the majority have seen the humorous side of the story, the impression given in the media that the council might have been 'politically correct' has led to some derision and, sadly, to a number of abusive letters being sent in from across the country."

Mr Everett explained that the name had been changed to "Spotted Richard" in light of the "childish comments of one regular customer.

"Spotted Dick will be back on the menu under its proper and proud name. In future, any customers who act in this childish way will be asked to behave properly or will be refused service," he added.

Klaus Armstrong-Braun, a Flintshire councillor, said: "It's a great victory for Spotted Dick and for everyone who makes it. It's made Flintshire a laughing stock all over the world. I've had lots of letters criticising them.

"It's all the more ridiculous when we now learn that only one person was responsible for making smutty remarks which led them to get rid of something which has been a tradition for more than 150 years."


Talking about tradition, that is a really Welsh name for a councillor!!!.....LOL ...Klaus Armstrong-Braun

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