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Spotted dick

Spotted dick

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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Steam a traditional fruity sponge pudding with suet, citrus zest and currants then serve in thick slices with hot custard

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal462
fat19.9g
saturates11.2g
carbs65g
sugars34.5g
fibre2.7g
protein5.4g
low insalt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 125g shredded suet
  • 180g currant
  • 80g caster sugar
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon
  • finely grated zest 1 small orange
  • 150ml whole milk, plus 2-3 tbsp
  • custard, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the flour and salt in a bowl. Add the suet, currants, sugar, lemon and orange zest.

  • STEP 2

    Pour in 150ml milk and mix to a firm but moist dough, adding the extra milk if necessary.

  • STEP 3

    Shape into a fat roll about 20cm long. Place on a large rectangle of baking parchment. Wrap loosely to allow for the pudding to rise and tie the ends with string like a Christmas cracker.

  • STEP 4

    Place a steamer over a large pan of boiling water, add the pudding to the steamer, cover and steam for 1½ hours. Top up the pan with water from time to time.

  • STEP 5

    Remove from the steamer and allow to cool slightly before unwrapping. Serve sliced with custard.

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