Jamie Oliver

Classic spotted dick

Serve with a generous dollop of custard

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Classic spotted dick

Serves 8
Cooks In2 hours
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    446
    22%
  • Fat
    17g
    24%
  • Saturates
    9.2g
    46%
  • Protein
    4.9g
    11%
  • Carbs
    67.9g
    26%
  • Sugar
    38.2g
    42%
  • Salt
    0.6g
    10%
  • Fibre
    1.9g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    446
    22%
  • Fat
    17g
    24%
  • Saturates
    9.2g
    46%
  • Protein
    4.9g
    11%
  • Carbs
    67.9g
    26%
  • Sugar
    38.2g
    42%
  • Salt
    0.6g
    10%
  • Fibre
    1.9g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Ingredients

  • 300 g mixed dried fruit , such as currants, golden sultanas, blueberries, cherries, sour cranberries
  • 300 g self-raising flour
  • sea salt
  • 75 g unsalted butter , plus extra for greasing
  • 75 g suet
  • 75 g golden caster sugar
  • 180 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 50 ml brandy
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Method

Place a medium pan over a high heat and add the dried fruit and 150ml water. Cover and simmer for around 5 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed, then leave aside to cool.

Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a large bowl, then rub in the butter and suet until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the sugar and the soaked dried fruit, then gradually add the milk, stirring continuously to combine.

Grease a 1.5 litre pudding bowl with butter. Cut a circle of greaseproof paper to roughly the diameter of the pudding bowl and grease lightly with butter. Scoop the dried fruit mixture into the pudding bowl, then cover with the greaseproof paper, butter-side down. Place a double layer of tin foil on top, scrunching it around the rim of the bowl (if it has a lid, then simply place that on top instead). Wrap about 2 metres of string twice around the rim, tie in a double knot, then attach the end to the opposite side with a double knot to make a loose handle – this will make pulling the bowl out at the end a lot easier.

Place a deep pan over a high heat and place a saucer upside-down on the bottom. Gently place the pudding bowl into the pan, topping up with boiling water so the bowl is half submerged. Pop the lid on and simmer gently for 1 hour 40 minutes, or until the sponge is firm, but still slightly sticky in the middle, checking the water levels from time to time to make sure it doesn't dry up.

Carefully remove the bowl from the pan, take off the tin foil and greaseproof paper, then leave it to cool in the bowl for a few minutes. Meanwhile, heat the brandy in a pan over a low heat.

Place a large plate face-down on top of the pudding bowl and carefully turn out the spotted dick. Bring it to the table, pour over the brandy, then set it alight. Serve with a good helping of custard, and enjoy!

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