History in the making will be unfolding right before our eyes in several hours now and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I have to admit though I don’t think I’ve been more jealous of someone than I am of Kate Middleton. She’s a beautiful commoner who met her literal prince charming, who now has the whole world amped up for her wedding. Must be nice! It’s a perfect fairy tale that I’ll be watching from the comfort of my couch, 42″ flat screen, and Tivo box.
I knew I needed to cook something for this special event but couldn’t for the life of me figure out what. Baking scones just wasn’t gonna cut it, I wanted to make something really unique. Thankfully I had my new favorite show Pregnant In Heels recorded and half of the episode was dedicated to Rosie Pope helping a mum to be ask a Lord to be her baby’s godfather. Rosie helps her client make an ever so classic English food, spotted dick pudding! I know, I smirked too when hearing the name of this treat but it sounded (and looked) delicious. I was sold.
Of course I had to scour the internet for this recipe because I’ve never had spotted dick or let alone heard of it. Pair this dish with your favorite English breakfast tea and you’ll be traditionally celebrating the Royal Wedding. Cheers!
This recipe was taken from Rosie Pope’s blog:
- 4oz Suet
- 1 Ib mixed sultanas, raisins, currants
- Zest of lemon or 1 orange
- 4oz plain flour
- 4oz sugar
- 4oz bread crumbs
- 1 level teaspoon ground ginger (to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
- Pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 pint milk
- Grease a 1.5 liter / 3 pint pudding basin.
- Mix all the ingredients together, except the egg and the milk.
- Add the beaten egg and milk and mix well.
- Put the mixture in the basin, cover with tinfoil or a cloth, and put the basin in a pan with water half-way up the sides of the basin.
- Bring the water to boil, put on a tight fitting lid, and simmer for 3 hours, remembering to top off with boiling water now and then.