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Spotted Dick

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

  • Prep: 15 mins
    Cook: 1 hrs 30 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy
  • Serves 6
  • Easy
  • Calories 462
  • Carbohydrates 65
  • Saturated Fat 11.2
  • Sugar 34.5
  • Protein 5.4
  • Fat 19.9
  • Fibre 2.7
  • Salt 0.5

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 462
  • Carbohydrates 65
  • Saturated Fat 11.2
  • Sugar 34.5
  • Protein 5.4
  • Fat 19.9
  • Fibre 2.7
  • Salt 0.5

Ingredients

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 125g shredded suet
  • 180g currants
  • 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

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

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

  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.

  4. Place a steamer over a large pan of boiling water, add the pudding to the steamer, cover and steam for 1 1/2 hours. Top up the pan with water from time to time.

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

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