Steamed on the stovetop in a water bath, this is classic British dessert is served with warm English custard. A warming and comforting dessert for those cold winter nights. Well, here we are with another unfortunately funny British food name. Remember the cock-a-leekie soup with the funny name?
Spotted dick also known as "spotted dog" or "railway cake" is a British pudding , traditionally made with suet and dried fruit usually currants or raisins and often served with custard. Non-traditional variants include recipes that replace suet with other fats such as butter , or that include eggs to make something similar to a sponge pudding or cake. While "spotted" is a clear reference to the dried fruit in the pudding which resemble spots , "dick" and "dog" were dialectal terms widely used for pudding, from the same etymology as "dough" i.
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This is easy and delicious. I added a pinch of cinnamon and baked it. Oh was it delightful.
Puddings are the backbone of British food, and one familiar to everyone is the great Spotted Dick. Spotted Dick is not a pudding for the faint-hearted or those on a diet as it is made from suet, flour, and dried fruit and is high in calories. It is, however, the perfect pudding for a treat on a cold winter's day. And, a little now and again is OK.