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What is the deal with spotted dick sponge pudding?

 
 
Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 05:00 pm
There is a type of British pudding called spotted dick sponge pudding. I would like to know why it is called "spotted dick" sponge pudding? It sounds interesting, I would like to try it:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4803739506_4c9bbd8c7d.jpg
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 05:17 pm
@JGoldman10,
How coy!

Ever hear of Google?

In case you're just too busy sermonizing on the mount, here is the exceprt that explains it:

"Spotted dick is an English steamed suet pudding containing dried fruit (usually currants) commonly served with custard. Spotted refers to the dried fruit (which resemble spots) and dick may be a contraction or corruption of the word pudding (from the last syllable) or possibly a corruption of the word dough or dog, as "spotted dog" is another name for the same dish with the use of plums rather than currants. Another explanation offered for the word "dick" is that it comes from the German word for "thick" or dick."
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 05:41 pm
How is it?
jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 05:41 pm
@Ragman,
I’ve always avoided men with spotted dicks. They're usually whores.
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 05:44 pm
@jcboy,
Mebbe it's just freckles? My dog has a spotted dick. Wanna see?

Or perhaps they ran out of paintbrushes and while painting were creative in their use of the extra limb.
jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 06:49 pm
@Ragman,
Ewe my dog Frankie's looks like a tube of lipstick Smile
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 07:03 pm
@JGoldman10,
Let me know when you try it. I have zero interest.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 07:51 pm
@jcboy,
jcboy wrote:

I’ve always avoided men with spotted dicks. They're usually whores.


They're just age spots, jc, what are sometimes called 'liver spots.' Are you an ageist, discriminating against us seniors?
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 07:53 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
You're spot on!
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 07:55 pm
@Ragman,
Ah, you spotted me.
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 07:56 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Well, they don't call you Merry Andrew for nothing.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 07:57 pm
@Ragman,
I know. I have to pay them dearly.
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wmwcjr
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 11:09 pm
@JGoldman10,
Before you partake of the spotted dick sponge pudding,

be sure to eat some spotted sea trout ...

http://www.flyfishingameliaisland.com/graphics/RussellsGator.jpg
(BTW, that guy needs to lose some weight. Mr. Green )

... or perhaps Australian spotted duck would be more to your liking ...

http://silknfeather.weebly.com/uploads/3/9/9/2/3992982/1317884666.jpg
(NO! He's too cute. Mr. Green )

It's not spotted, but this venison looks delicious!

http://heartofthehouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/IMG_9148.tif-1024x872.jpg

I think I'll have some! How about you? Mr. Green
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firefly
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2011 11:48 pm
@JGoldman10,
Quote:
I would like to know why it is called "spotted dick"

Why do you think it's called spotted dick?
http://yourfoodchoices.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/6-26-spotted-dick.jpg?w=600&h=450
Quote:
I would like to try it

I'm sure you would. Laughing
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McTag
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2011 01:32 am
@Ragman,

Quote:
Spotted dick is an English steamed suet pudding


Yes it is, and that means it's not a sponge pudding.

Bad Heinz.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2011 01:50 am
@McTag,
Thank you.
Old Goat
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2011 02:23 am
@JGoldman10,
When cooking this pudding, I would recommend that you microwave it, as the other method involves piercing the lid and standing in boiling water for twenty minutes, which is very painful to say the least.
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jcboy
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2011 06:54 pm
I dooubt they used font that large back then.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2011 07:02 pm
That this is a thread amazes me.

Does goldman not really know the word dick?

I think maybe not.
How could that possibly be?
Then again, maybe.

I have to study this more.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2011 07:25 pm
Sorry, I don't speak assholish.
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