Spotted Dick


250g Self-raising Flour
pinch Salt
125g Suet
175g Currants
80g Caster Sugar
Zest of 1 Lemon
Zest of 1 Orange
150ml Milk
to serve Custard


Put the flour and salt in a bowl.
Add the suet, currants, sugar, lemon and orange zest.
Pour in 150ml milk and mix to a firm but moist dough, adding the extra milk if necessary.
Shape into a fat roll about 20cm long.
Place on a large rectangle of baking parchment.
Wrap loosely to allow for the pudding to rise and tie the ends with string like a Christmas cracker.
Place a steamer over a large pan of boiling water, add the pudding to the steamer, cover and steam for 1 1/2 hours.
Top up the pan with water from time to time.
Remove from the steamer and allow to cool slightly before unwrapping.
Serve sliced with custard.

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