Spotted dick recipe

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  • Serves 6
  • 30 mins to prepare and 1 hr 20 mins to cook
  • 362 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Place the currants, zest and juice in a bowl and set them aside to soak for at least 10 minutes.

Fill and boil the kettle. Lightly oil a 900ml/1½pt pudding basin.

Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl, then use an electric whisk to beat together until it becomes is light and fluffy.

Gradually add the egg, beating well between additions. Sift the flour and spice over the mixture and gently fold it in. Next, fold in the currants and juice. The mixture should now have a soft dropping consistency.

Spoon the mixture into the pudding basin. Place a 20cm/8in square of foil on the work surface, cover it with a square of nonstick baking paper then make a pleat in the centre of the two. Place it on top of the basin and fold the edges over to seal.

Stand the basin in a steamer and add boiling water from the kettle. Boil for 1hr 20minutes

Serve spotted dick hot with custard.


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  • Ingredients

  • 75g currants
  • zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 100g softened butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 1tsp ground mixed spice
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  • Energy 1520kj 362kcal 18%
  • Fat 16.5g 24%
  • Saturates 8.9g 45%
  • Sugars 26.4g 29%
  • Salt 0.3g 6%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 51.4g Protein 5.4g Fibre 1.6g


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