spottier dick

This may, or may not, be a Jamie Oliver recipe.  It was in an email sent to me by several people.

serves 6

115 grams suet
120 grams dried apricots, chopped
240 grams raisins or sultanas
1 orange, zested
120 grams plain flour
120 grams sugar
120 grams bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated ginger or to taste
Pinch grated nutmeg
Pinch salt
1 egg, beaten
140 millilitres milk


Grease a 3-pint 1 litre pudding basin. Mix all the ingredients together, except the egg and milk. Add the beaten egg and milk and mix well.

Put the mixture in the basin, cover with tin foil or a cloth, and put the basin in a pan with water half-way up the sides of the basin. Bring the water to a boil, put on a tight-fitting lid, and simmer for 3 hours, remembering to top up with add more boiling water now and then.

Serve with cream or custard with a little warmed syrup over the top

3 comments to this

ramtops said on 20 May 2006 at 11:55:06:

3 pint != 1 litre :)

ramtops said on 21 May 2006 at 09:35:57:

I made this yesterday and it was delicious.  Two points:

  1. I used about 1 heaped tsp of fresh grated ginger.  I think any more would have been very overpowering
  2. I thought when I was mixing it that it needed a little more milk, although I didn't put it in.  I also think it might want a bit of baking powder - it was quite heavy, although having the string come adrift from the foil in the early part of the cooking process won't have helped!
in any event - it was wonderful; thanks for adding it!

jacqi said on 23 May 2006 at 22:40:21:

Whoops, that's what happens when you (I) cut & paste without checking.  So which was the right size 3 pints or one litre?

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