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