Spotted Dick


Speculation is that this pudding's name came from its resemblance to a spotty dog, and dogs were often called "Dick" in Old England.

Yield: Serves 6


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup suet
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons currants sultanas, or raisins
  • Milk


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and moisten with a little milk to make a stiff dough.
  2. Tie tightly in a floured cloth, drop into boiling water and boil briskly for 2 hours.
  3. Serve with sugar or hard sauce.
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