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|Richard in Cincy||
REC: Spotted D|ck. This was a total slam dunk at my dinner party on Saturday.
Joined: Dec 12, 2005
Posted to Thread #13546 at 9:13 pm on Jan 25, 2009
Never made a spotted dick before, and had a theme party where this fit in. People absolutely inhaled this. I took it out of the steamer, plated it, doused it with warm run, ignited, set it up on the counter, and 60 seconds later the platter was clean. I am NOT exagerating. I couldn't believe how popular it was...and it is so simple!!!!
Plus everyone had such fun time "discussing" it. LOL
3 cups flour
2 cups beef suet (I used pasture-grazed organic)
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup cream
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup raisins.
Pulse flour and suet in food processor, pour into bowl. Add remaining ingredients, combine. This will be a stiff ugly mess. Mold it into a cannon ball. Place in a buttered pudding basin or stainless bowl. Cover with buttered wax paper, then seal with foil. Steam for 3 hours.
Unmold, douse with hot cognac or rum, ignite. Serve with custard sauce on the side.
People are still calling me about this. That's how amazingly different it danced on the tastebuds. The ugly hard cannonball transforms into a fluffy lucious pudding.
Other messages in this thread:
- 13546. REC: Spotted D|ck. This was a total slam dunk at my dinner party on Saturday. - Richard in Cincy - 9:13pm on 01/25/09 (18)
- Nah, they just liked it because of the name! :-) (nt) [NT] - mistral - 11:17pm on 01/25/09
- LOL ~ Oh that is just rich :) mistral you made my day + plus I was thinking the same thing LOL [NT] - dianncy1964 - 11:45pm on 01/25/09
- Sounds divine (not my fav. though 'cause of the raisins) but English food can be scrumpshish!!! [NT] - joanietoo - 6:52am on 01/26/09
- Joanie, I used really good quality golden raisins and they just blended right in... - Richard in Cincy - 8:19am on 01/26/09
- Golden raisins: "near invisibility in the baked cookie, providing a psychological trompe l'oeil." [NT] - MarilynFL - 8:36am on 01/26/09
- That stuff was the hit of my Euchre club gift exhange... - Tessie in Cincy - 10:37am on 01/26/09
- Richard, I'm afraid to ask, but what was the theme? [NT] - Joe - 4:21pm on 01/26/09
- you're braver than me, Joe :) [NT] - cheezz - 6:29pm on 01/26/09
- I was waiting for someone else to stick their neck out and ask. ;o) [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 6:58pm on 01/26/09
- Spotted foods, right? [NT] - Michael in Phoenix - 7:56pm on 01/26/09
- Or maybe a "Farewell, Cheney" evening. [NT] - Joe - 11:12pm on 01/26/09
- Ding Ding Ding Ding...You win the prize Joe!!! - Richard in Cincy - 8:40am on 01/27/09
- That's the mildest one that occurred to me. I'm so relieved. [NT] - Joe - 8:54am on 01/27/09
- You mean an old fashioned Victorian winter dinner party never occured to you?!?!? ; ) [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 8:58am on 01/27/09
- Never. [NT] - Joe - 9:36am on 01/27/09
- LOL! - LisainLA - 11:42am on 01/27/09
- Ah, one of my favourite steamed puds! And very versatile. Substitute diced candied fruit and it's - Shaun in TO - 8:42am on 01/27/09
- Shaun, absolutely, the suet is the key and... - Richard in Cincy - 8:50am on 01/27/09