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Spotted DickPrep.Time: 20 mins
Cook.Time: 75-90 min
ToolsLarge Saucepan with Lid or
(Saucepan with Steamer)
1ltr 1½-2pt Basin
Ingredients175g/6oz Self-Raising Flour
110g/4oz Butter or Spread
110g/4oz Caster Sugar
175g/6oz Dried Fruit
(whatever you prefer)
3 Tbsp Milk
MethodCream the butter and sugar together in the mixing bowl.
The mixture should become very soft and pale in colour.
Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the milk, beating well until they have combined with the flour and sugar.
Sieve the flour into the bowl and fold in to the mixture gently.
Now add your dried fruit, again folding gently.
Grease the basin well and pour in the batter.
Poke a little hole in the top with your finger and add a knob of butter.
Fold a crease in the middle of the foil to allow the pudding to expand.
Place over basin and tie around the top with string to secure.
Place in steamer and steam for 1¼-1½ hours.
When ready turn out onto a plate then serve with custard, cream or ice-cream.
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