Spotted Dick Video

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 20m
Ready In

"It has been many years since i made a spotted dick dessert, growing up we loved steamed puddings and Mom made them often. I haven't made them since our boys were young, they are an inexpensive dessert and quite delicious. we often used fruits other than raisins, especially apples, but then of course it wasn't spotted dick, just steamed apple pudding. Any dried fruit would be good to use, dried cranberries would be especailly nice and dried blueberries, dried cherries, dried apricot etc. We also always partnered the steamed puddings with a sauce to serve over it, usually a vanilla or lemon sauce. (I had to look this up, couldn't remember the quantities and couldn't find one of Mom's recipes, but this is pretty much as i remember - revised from Robert's Recipes)"

Original is 6 - 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (165.2 g)
  • Calories 399.8
  • Total Fat - 19.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 329.6 mg
  • Sodium - 378 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 44.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.7 g
  • Sugars - 20.2 g
  • Protein - 15.1 g
  • Calcium - 137.6 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cream together the butter and the sugar until creamy; gradually add the eggs one at a time while beating.

Step 2

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt, whisk to combine. Carefully add the flour mixture in small amounts.

Step 3

Beat in the water followed by the milk to get a smooth creamy consistency adjusting the liquid quantities as needed.

Step 4

Stir in the sultana raisins.

Step 5

Transfer the mixture into a greased pudding bowl, approximately 2 pint capacity; cover with a double layer of waxed paper tied with string around the outside of the bowl and place in a large Dutch oven or similar pot with enought water to reach half way up the exterior of the bowl.

Step 6

Simmer for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Step 7

Turn out onto a platter, and serve warm with a vanilla or lemon sauce on the side.

Step 8

Left overs can be lightly fried or toasted and served with butter and jam or left over sauce.


  • 2 pint pudding bowl
  • Waxed paper
  • String
  • Dutch oven or large pot
  • An electric mixer can be used

2 Reviews

Wayne Peters

I loved this classic British / English pudding dessert. So delish!


review by:
(24 Aug 2019)


I love steamed puddings! My Nana would make it with currants and citron, but I like it better with the sultanas. Thanks for the memory! It was DH's first foray into steamed pudding and he loved it! Served it with Kittencal's Lemon Sauce.


review by:
(23 Sep 2013)

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