Instant Pot Spotted Dick (Gluten Free)

"If you don't have an Instant Pot, you can use a covered pot or steamer pot with boiling water on the stove for 2 hours. Build a platform with some cookie cutters or crumbled foil. Also, make sure your suet is gluten free. Many kinds of suet you buy have wheat flour in them. I found some shredded suet that is suet and nothing else. It freezes well."
photo by Sarah P. photo by Sarah P.
photo by Sarah P.
Ready In:
1hr 25mins
1 pudding cake




  • Using a food processor or high speed blender, add the suet, sweet rice flour, starch, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt. Pulse blend until it's mixed thoroughly. Then add suet/flour mixture to a mixing bowl.
  • Add egg to the suet/flour mixture in the mixing bowl, and begin gently mixing with a spatula. Slowly add the milk and continue to mix gently until a ball of dough is formed. You may have to start using your hands to get it thoroughly incorporated.
  • Add your currants, raisins and zest and mix with your hands.
  • Grease a pudding basin or bowl. I used a 4 cup Pyrex glass measuring cup. Place the dough in there and pat it flat on top.
  • Cover with parchment paper, then foil, and secure the edges with an elastic or twine.
  • Put 3-4 cups of water in an Instant Pot (depending on the size of pot you have), and place your steamer rack on the bottom. Place your basin/bowl on top of the steamer rack, secure the lid, and seal the valve.
  • Press "Steam" (or "Manual" and make sure it's on High Pressure and Normal) and set the timer for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Then leave it to steam.
  • After the timer goes off and the steaming is finished, open the valve to do the Quick Release of pressure. Remove the lid and carefully remove the (hot) basin/bowl. Let it sit to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the parchment and foil, and gently invert the pudding onto a plate. Serve with your favourite custard.

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