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Spotted Dick

Spotted Dick

 Prep.Time: 20 mins
 Cook.Time: 75-90 min
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 4-6

Tools                 

 Large Saucepan with Lid or
  (Saucepan with Steamer)
 Mixing Bowl
 Sieve
 Wooden Spoon
1ltr 1½-2pt Basin
 Tin Foil
 String

Ingredients      

 175g/6oz Self-Raising Flour
 110g/4oz Butter or Spread
 110g/4oz Caster Sugar
 175g/6oz Dried Fruit
   (whatever you prefer)
 2 Eggs
 3 Tbsp Milk


Method                                                                       

Cream 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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