Spotted Dick

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READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the flour, currants and grated suet (it should have the general consistency of mouse droppings) very lightly by hand.
  • Moisten with a couple of tablespoons of cold water, enough to give a dryish pastry texture.
  • DO NOT RUB, only stir enough to bind the ingredients together.
  • The mixture can be put into a buttered basin and covered with first a layer of foil, then a cloth (tied on with string), but the usual way is to make a thick roll shape, and wrap it in buttered greaseproof (waxed?) paper, and tie into a cloth.
  • Boil in a lot of water for two to three hours on top of the stove, or all day if using a crock pot.
  • To serve, slice it into 1" thick chunks while still hot.
  • Some people serve it with egg custard, but others consider serving spotted dick with moist brown sugar and a large spoonful of salted butter a must.
  • Use both if you like.
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