British Recipes > Spotted Dick

How to make Spotted Dick:
A very famous traditional British recipe, beloved of canteens and school dinners.


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup suet
3 level tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup currants
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- Sieve the flour into a bowl.
- Add the other ingredients using enough milk to make a soft dough.
- Flour a damp cotton cloth.
- Make the dough into a roll and place in the cloth.
- Roll the cloth around it loosely and tie at both ends.
- Steam for 3 hours.
- Serve with custard.