Jackie’s Spotted Dick!!!

  Serves 4-6

  • 285g self-raising flour
  • 150g vegetable suet
  • 160g dates/raisins
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 250 ml milk



  1. Butter a large pudding basin really well.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
  3. Add the milk gradually, to make sticky dough.
  4. Spoon mixture into the pudding basin and flatten the top.
  5. Cover with foil, loosely fitted, and place in a large saucepan and add boiling water to half way up the basin. Turn heat down to a simmer.
  6. Put the lid on the pan and steam for 2 hours.

Most people associate Spotted Dick with custard. I was brought up in a northern household, where we put butter and brown sugar over the top……my fave x

 If there are only 2 or 3 of you, the recipe is easily halved, but use a small basin x

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