Hearty traditional puds are back in fashion and are ideal on chilly days. This steamed sponge dotted with currants and served with a warm lemony syrup is a real treat.
*If using grated butter, chill it first in the freezer for about 20 minutes, then hold the end in a piece of foil while grating, to prevent it melting with the warmth of your hand. *To microwave, leave uncovered and cook on full power at 650 watts for about 5 minutes (depending on the power of your microwave oven). Leave to stand for 3–4 minutes before turning out. To check if it is cooked through, a cocktail stick inserted in the middle should come out clean.
Fantastic recipe. I made custard to go with it, however it was delicious on its own. I substituted doves plain gluten free flour and added baking powder and soda to it. I've never had spotted dick before and this is a great way to be introduced to it. I couldn't recommend this recipe more. I also used Lakelands sticky toffee pudding mould/ maker and it cut the cooking time to only one hour. I'm sure if I opened it after 50 minutes it would have been ready. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. - 05 Mar 2012
Had it with custard. Was lovely - 16 Mar 2012
Easy to make although I made 6 individual ones and cooked for 1 1/2 hours in pressure cooker or steam for 20 / 25 minutes in a rice cooker. Lovely! - 17 Mar 2018