Spotted Dick


  • 250g Self-raising Flour
  • pinch Salt
  • 125g Suet
  • 175g Currants
  • 80g Caster Sugar
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 150ml Milk
  • to serve Custard


Put the flour and salt in a bowl. Add the suet, currants, sugar, lemon and orange zest.

Pour in 150ml milk and mix to a firm but moist dough, adding the extra milk if necessary.

Shape into a fat roll about 20cm long. Place on a large rectangle of baking parchment. Wrap loosely to allow for the pudding to rise and tie the ends with string like a Christmas cracker.

Place a steamer over a large pan of boiling water, add the pudding to the steamer, cover and steam for 1 1/2 hours. Top up the pan with water from time to time.

Remove from the steamer and allow to cool slightly before unwrapping. Serve sliced with custard.