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User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1346 times:



Have any of you ever had the British dessert known as Spotted Dick?

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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5501 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Can't say that I had nor I want to. Isn't Spotted Dick, a pecker that has the drip or some other narly nasty funky infection?


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

I thought it was a euphemism for Michael Jackson.  Big grin

User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5501 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

I thought it was a euphemism for Michael Jackson.

No, that's NAMBLA or CHLOROX DICK!



[Edited 2005-04-13 07:05:08] BTW here is a picture of this slop looking desert called Spotted Dick.

[Edited 2005-04-13 07:06:04]


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User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7334 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

I was going to suggest you get it treated with a dose of antibiotics, but as you are talking about the dessert I won't...It's actually quite a nice dessert..

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20783 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

I had it once on a train in the dining car when British Rail was still British Rail. It was quite good, IIRC.


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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

Hi

Mmmmmm Spotted Dick was a staple food at school. It's not exactly healthy, and containing suet-it can be a bit heavy on the gut, but it is tasty!

Kieron747


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

Oh dear. Cue the million and one jokes that we did years ago.  Yeah sure  Wink

It's very nice actually, in the honoured tradition of the English being utterly inept at real meals but ever so good at puddings.



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User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

I remember the first time I saw it. I was walking through the grocery store in England and I looked up and there it was. Spotted Dick. People must have thought I was mad by the way I was laughing at it.

"...those stupid yanks"  biggrin 

It really is quite good though.


User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2257 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

Goes good with tea. Manly British tea.


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12796 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1144 times:
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Spotted Dick and Custard is the all-time great British pudding. See, because it is a pudding, you don't call it dessert. Big grin


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

Ewuwwuwuw - it's got raisins in, can't be doin' with it. I prefer treacle sponge or sticky toffee poodeeng. Mmmmmmm.

User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

Spotted Dick is one the many British things Americans can't reproduce (should they want to!)

When my wife was in the states years ago, she had to make Yorkshire Pudding for the family she was staying with as they couldn't manage it.

They might be able to send a man to the moon, but they have no idea when it comes to culinary expertise! (Cue the outcry from Europe!)

Have a nice day y'all

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24960 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 7):
It's very nice actually, in the honoured tradition of the English being utterly inept at real meals but ever so good at puddings.

Ooo....Banco likes having spotted dick in his mouth  Wow!
JGPH1A, now's your chance...just like your days at school  Silly
 duck 



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 13):
Ooo....Banco likes having spotted dick in his mouth.
JGPH1A, now's your chance...just like your days at school

Oh, dear.  Yeah sure There goes another rib.  yawn 

There's no joke so old that you won't drag it out on another farewell tour, is there?



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

I knew this thread was trouble just from seeing it's title - just like anything involving Gkirk and/or sheep or Scots or GWBush
By the way, how did this unique UK culinary (?) item get this distinictive name?  scratchchin 


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 15):
By the way, how did this unique UK culinary (?) item get this distinictive name?

Have a look at...

http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mspotteddick.html

Kieron747


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 15):
By the way, how did this unique UK culinary (?) item get this distinictive name?

No-one knows, though it seems a common theory is that it was called Spotted Puddink ("pudding" is a very old word, and don't forget spelling was highly idiosyncratic) which was gradually shortened and corrupted to "dick".

Don't forget also that "dick" in the sexual context also has extreme longevity. People have known the innuendo for a very, very long time.



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

I'm also a fan of things from the UK that are "cock flavoured".

N


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20783 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

So why are there no cock-flavoured faggots? My mind has finally wandered off on its own.  Smile

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/faggots_8132.shtml



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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 11):
Ewuwwuwuw - it's got raisins in, can't be doin' with it. I prefer treacle sponge or sticky toffee poodeeng. Mmmmmmm.

Perhaps you could re invent it with a french twist and instead of raisins you could use frogs legs?



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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

Dammit,

All this talk of spotted dick, yorkshire puddings and faggots (Mr Brain's variety) make me miss english food even more.

I'd kill for some decent fish, chips and gravy and sunday dinners. And my mum's homemade curry.

D'OH!

Kieron747


User currently offlineFDXMECH From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 34
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 984 times:

Ummm. I thought that was a p*nis with liver spots.


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