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Royal Dessert - Spotted Dick Anyone?
Would you like to have some spotted dick? Okay, before you trash my hub, let me tell you there is nothing obscene about my hub and I guarantee that after reading my hub, you’ll be interested to try and eat some spotted dicks.
Spotted dick is actually a British dessert. I found out about it when I was in England many years ago, glancing at the menu in one of the restaurants in London. I was laughing and telling my friend, “What the heck is a spotted dick?” So, we asked the server about it, but it was kind of hard for us to understand his thick British accent. Amused, we ordered anyway and that was our first taste of that yummy spotted dick.
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The famous Royal Dessert
Spotted dick is a famous royal dessert. It is a kind of pudding that contains dried fruit, usually currants or raisins. It can be eaten just like any other desserts or served with custard. But why of all names, they called it Spotted Dick? Of course, if you are not English, you would wonder about the name.
This famous British dessert is a steamed suet pudding studded with currants or raisins and if you would imagine, the currants or the raisins mixed with some dough will create and leave spotted marks and appearance and thus, “spotted” but what about the word “dick”?
Dick amongst its various slang definitions could mean, a detective, a jerk, a mean person or a penis. So why would the British call their antediluvian dessert, “spotted dick” of all names?
Accordingly, “dick” may have been a contraction of the word pudding-note the last syllable, ding. Another source, indicated that the word ‘dick” originated from a German word for “thick” or “dick”.
Why dick of all names?
In the early days of the 1800 eras, “dick” was used to describe some kind of a hard cheese and when treacle sauce was added into it, it was then named “treacle dick” and so, when currants or raisins were added, it created that spotty looks and hence, the “spotted dick” was born.
The name may sound silly and ugly but spotted dick is sweet and yummy. It is basically made of eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla, flour, milk and currant or raisins. They used special kind of raisins called golden raisins and not just regular raisins, which gives the pudding a quite intense flavor.
Here's a quick way to make it. ~
Would you be interested to try and eat some spotted dick?
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Enjoy and let me know how you like your spotted dick.
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