Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Robin and some spotted dick

Robin and a pud
Originally uploaded by athens2004blog.

Yes, our cultural culinary exchange continues apace, with Robin showing you folks some proper British spotted dick. Well, I say proper - obviously *proper* proper would be if it was homemade, but Aunt Bessie offers a reasonable (and reasonably-priced!) alternative.

My wife, who attended a British boarding school a la Harry Potter, confirms that spotted dick was sometimes on the menu, but neither of us have ever actually tried the pudding before - so we're looking forward to tucking in. As the packaging says, it's a 'suet sponge with sultanas, currants and mixed spice'. Sounds tasty. Will let you know how it is.

Aunt Bessie, incidentally, has a fan club - which you can join by clicking here. Personally, though, I've always thought she looks a bit scary. There's something dark about that smile...


Anonymous said...

You have to have Bird's Custard with it, not too thick, not too runny and no lumps.
Sarah, Derby

Andria said...

Thanks for sharing English cusine! I had no idea you ate so differently than Americans. Maybe now I can be slightly more informed in case I ever make it over.

Anonymous said...

The spotted dick looks delicious! However, the name still makes me laugh. You'll have to let me know how it tastes.

I did join the Aunt Bessie fan club - you see my mum's name is Bessie, though she has never made (or even heard of) spotted dick - lol!

OK - here's a cuisine puzzle to you: Have you ever had beet pickled eggs? They are a family favorite and staple that come from my German background - yummy! It's a boiled egg that is marinated in beets and beet juice until they turn purple - they are delicious sliced in half and topped with a bit of salt.

KJ in the USA

Anonymous said...

hi there
top to see spotted dick getting the profile it so rightly deserves. dick part is apparently an ancient slang word for pudding - so spotted pudding. which makes sense i guess with the currants! R x