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Spotted Dick from a 1950s Recipe

February 17, 2015

Elizabeth Craig Spotted Dick

Today I’m sharing a delicious recipe, this one is perfect for cold nights and is best served with a cup of tea and some hot custard. Spotted Dick is a very traditional British pudding and although it takes a while to cook it tastes fantastic. All the ingredients can be picked up from the baking aisle of the supermarket. I’ve made this one based on a recipe I found in a 1950s magazine, and I’ve reworked it using modern measurements and oven temperatures.

Traditional Spotted Dick


120g Flour

120g Shredded Suet

30 Breadcrumbs

1tbsp Baking Powder

85g Caster Sugar

60g Currants

60 Sultanas

Rind of half a lemon

20g Candied Peel

2 Beaten Eggs

1/2 Cup of milk.

Spotted Dick Recipe - Vintage Frills

How to Make:

1. Prepare a greased pudding basin.

2. Mix all the ingredients in the order given above.

3. Place mixture into the pudding basin to about three quarters full.

4. Place lid on pudding basin or tie a sheet of baking parchment over the top.

5. Steam in a large pan of water for 2 and a half hours.

6. Turn out pudding and serve hot with custard.

Vintage Spotted Dick

Traditional Spotted Dick RecipeI’ve not made many steamed puddings before, however after trying this one and seeing how easy it can be I’m definitely going to try out a few more. Let me know if you give this one a go I’d love to know how you get on.

Spotted Dick with Custard

  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    February 17, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Ooohh, yum! You always share the most appealing and classically lovely recipes, dear gal.

    ♥ Jessica

    • Reply
      February 20, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Thank you! Xxx

  • Reply
    February 18, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I love making this. Mostly because of the innuendoes I can use when talking about it. Pretty tasty too though!

    • Reply
      February 20, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Yes there were non stop innuendoes in my house!

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