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Spotted dick and custard

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Ingredients

300g Plain Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
150g Shredded Suet
75g Golden caster sugar
110g Currants
Zest Only Lemon
200ml Milk
For Greasing Butter

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Spotted dick and custard

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    Recreate the best of nursery puddings from school dinner days with this traditional steamed pudding.

    • Serves 6
    • Medium

    Directions

    Recreate the best of nursery puddings from school dinner days with this traditional steamed pudding.

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    Steps

    1
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    For the spotted dick, place the flour, baking powder, shredded suet, caster sugar, currants and lemon zest into a bowl and mix to combine.

    2
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    Add the milk and stir to make a soft dough.

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    Grease a pudding basin with butter and spoon the mixture into the basin. Cover with a piece of folded greaseproof paper.

    4
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    Tie around the edge with string to secure the paper and place a damp tea towel over the top. Tie once more with string to secure the tea towel.

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    Place the basin into a large lidded saucepan and fill the pan two-thirds of the way up with water.

    6
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    Cover with the lid, bring to a boil and simmer for one hour.

    7
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    For the custard, place the milk and cream into a saucepan and bring to a simmer.

    8
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    Place the egg yolks and sugar into a bowl and whisk together until light and frothy.

    9
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    Pour the hot milk onto the eggs, a little at a time, and stir well. Pour the mixture back into the pan and cook over a low heat, stirring with a wooden spatula, until just thickened.

    10
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    To serve, slice a wedge of spotted dick for each person and place onto each of six plates. Pour over the custard and serve at once.

    Richie

    Dad in the Crouch Family.

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