Spotted Dick! Traditional British Steamed Fruit Sponge Pudding
95 mins (prep 5, cooking 90)
8 ingredients
1 servings
I am finally posting my recipe for Spotted Dick! This delicious steamed sponge pudding with currants is a British schoolboy favourite from the days when school dinners were not only tasty and nourishing, but may have been the only hot meal of the day for some children. Originally, Spotted Dick would have been made with beef suet and breadcrumbs - this recipe has been updated for modern tastes, and uses vegetarian suet or butter with flour. Serve this with English custard for a comforting and nostalgic flavour explosion! Steaming is so easy, and whilst it bubbles and simmers away, you are free to do other things around the kitchen, such as prepare the custard!

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Serving Size (410.16 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 916.45 Calories from Fat 54.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.09g 9.37%
Saturated Fat 2.58g 12.88%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 40.82mg 13.61%
Sodium 313.36mg 13.06%
Total Carbohydrate 192.2g 64.07%
Dietary Fiber 14.3 g 57.2%
Sugars 113.78 g %
Protein 35.75g 71.5%
Vitamin A 174.03IU% Vitamin C 20.72mg%
Calcium 784.95mg% Iron 5.48mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pinch salt, grated, frozen butter