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Spotted Dick

Regular readers of my blog will know that I enjoy cooking and frequently post on this topic. So when I was recently asked if I would like to try out one of the… 503 more words

Recipes

There Are Jewels In The Crown Of England’s Glory – Part Twelve

Oi, oi, pin back your lugs for the next and final couplet of Ian Dury’s England’s Glory in our attempt to establish the quintessence of Englishness. 559 more words

Culture

European Tour | Europa Reise

(in Deutsch)

It is said that traveling broadens the Horizon. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s observations on his travels were different from today because he made them from a mail-coach, and with the slow changes of the traveled region, they developed more simply; they could be followed much more easily even by someone who did not know the parts of an area they travelled. 1,289 more words

Food

Downton Abbey -- Girls Just Want to Have Fun

If you had told me that the funniest line in Sunday’s “Downton  Abbey” would be “Come and clear the spotted dick”  and that three generations of Crawley women would be involved in extracurricular  shenanigans, I would have expected these events to be connected somehow, but alas, Wikipedia tells us that  “Spotted dick is a cylindrical pudding popular in Britain, containing dried fruit (usually currants or raisins) and commonly served with custard.” So Mrs. 2,126 more words

Popular Culture

Spotted Dick ...NOT what you think! ;)

I remember blushing when I ordered this at the restaurant. It was more like a whisper, really.

But then I read a little about it and discovered that “dick” was the word commonly used in the past for “pudding”. 829 more words

Bake

Spotted dick and other curious memories of London

This morning, after a run in the vineyards with my dogs, I rewarded myself with the sloppy, spongy goodness of tea-dunked beskuit (rusks), the prospect of gastronomic reward shamefully being the primary motivating factor behind much of the exercise in my life. 1,211 more words

Writings

A Bit of Spotted Dick with Theses and Dissertations in Archaeology

The Archaeology in Tennessee blog would like to begin this post by asking an important question of its readers. How many of you have acquired spotted dick and dined on it? 671 more words