Ginger Spotted Dick with Brandy Cream

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Infused with stem ginger and a citrus burst, this version of Spotted Dick is certain to be winner. Pair with brandy cream for that extra special twist on a classic British pud.

Serves: 6-8

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Cooking Time: 1-2 Hours



175g currants

80g sultanas

60g jarred stem ginger (drained, chopped)

1 ½ tbsp orange zest

2 tbsp fresh orange juice

280g plain flour

140g suet

1 tsp sea salt

2 tsp baking powder

200ml milk

Butter, for greasing


284ml double cream

½ tub mascarpone

1 ½ tbsp whisky

2 tsp icing sugar


  • 1.For the pudding, mix together the currants, sultanas, ginger, orange zest and orange juice in a bowl. Ensure all the fruit is coated and set aside.
  • 2.In a separate bowl, mix the flour, suet, salt and baking powder.
  • 3.Slowly pour the milk into the flour mixture, continuously mixing until a dough is formed - It should be a roll-able consistency. If it’s too dry, add more milk if necessary.
  • 4.Drain the fruit then fully incorporate the fruit into the dough.
  • 5.Shape the pastry into a fat roll about 20cm long then wrap in a piece of buttered greaseproof paper with a folded pleat to allow for expansion.
  • 6.Place the wrapped dough onto a steamer and place in a large saucepan of boiling water. If it doesn’t fit, slice into two rolls then place both in the steamer.
  • 7.Cover and steam for 1 ¾ hours. Top the pan up with boiling water if needed.
  • 8.Remove from the steamer and allow to cool slightly before unwrapping.
  • 9.For the brandy cream, whip the double cream and icing sugar together in a bowl until soft peaks form.
  • 10.Quickly fold in the brandy.
  • 11.Then gently fold in the mascarpone until fully incorporated.
  • 12.Serve the Spotted Dick in thick slices with a generous dollop of brandy cream. Delicious!