Recipe: Spotted Dick

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Love it or loathe it, here’s a microwave recipe for that old school pudding


  • 4 oz. (100g) fresh brown breadcrumbs
  • 3 oz. (75g) self-raising flour ,sieved
  • 3 0z. (75g) shredded suet
  • 3 0z. (75g) caster sugar
  • 1 orange, grated rind only
  • 6 tablespoons of milk
  • 5 oz. (125g) currants
  • 1 tablespoon demerara sugar
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Place all the ingredients, except demerara, in a bowl, gradually adding milk to form a soft dough
    2. Knead the dough gently on a floured surface until smooth then shape into a 7 inch (18 cm ) roll
    3. Place on a large baking sheet of greased greaseproof paper, sprinkle over demerara
    4. Roll up the paper loosely and tie both ends with string, making a cracker shape
    5. Set microwave to medium-high setting (three quarter full power)
    6. Place cracker on base of microwave and cook for 9-10 minutes, turning twice
    7. Serve hot

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