Also known as spotted duff or spotted dog, the words “dick, duff, dog” all derive from the word “dough”. Any other suggestion comes from a smutty mind 😉
Spotted dick is your basic steamed pudding. These ingredients will show up frequently here…
SPOTTED DICK PUDDING
Beat together the butter and sugar until just combined (note: not the creaming method, just incorporation). Beat in the flour.
to the batter.
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to the batter, just enough to bring it together in a somewhat firm dough.
Place dough in a well buttered pudding basin and steam for 2 hours OR microwave for around 5-10 minutes, depending on the strength of your microwave. Microwaving time will really depend on your own experience with your micro – for me, about 5 minutes nuke then rest for a couple of minutes.
Your duff/dick/dog is ready when it is just set. Serve with lashings of freshly made custard and a nice cuppa tea.