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Spotted Dick

     Dear Britain,

             Thank you for very many of your sweet delicacies: Swiss rolls, Cadbury Flake, mince pie to name a few. And I’m sure this “spotted dick” of yours may be passable as a homemade dessert, but I’m wondering who told you it would be wise to put this pudding/bread/cake/raisins in a can to boil or microwave? 121 more words


English food and its unappetizing names

So after thinking about ginger nuts for over a week (incase there is any confusion, the following image represents my line of thought) I started contemplating the many other English foods that have unappetizing names. 612 more words

Clotted Cream

Cranberry & Raisin Spotted Dick

Cranberry & Raisin Spotted Dick

A classic pud with a deliciously modern twist. This recipe steams slowly on the hob while you have fun!

Time 1¾ hrs… 191 more words


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


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


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

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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