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Spotted Dick

Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:22 pm



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

Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:33 pm

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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RE: Spotted Dick

Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:36 pm

I thought it was a euphemism for Michael Jackson.  Big grin
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RE: Spotted Dick

Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:41 pm

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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RE: Spotted Dick

Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:38 pm

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..
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RE: Spotted Dick

Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:04 pm

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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RE: Spotted Dick

Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:47 pm

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!

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RE: Spotted Dick

Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:23 pm

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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RE: Spotted Dick

Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:57 pm

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.
 
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RE: Spotted Dick

Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:59 pm

Goes good with tea. Manly British tea.
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RE: Spotted Dick

Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:12 am

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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RE: Spotted Dick

Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:15 am

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

Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:23 am

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!)

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RE: Spotted Dick

Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:29 am

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!
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RE: Spotted Dick

Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:42 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 13):
Ooo....Banco likes having spotted dick in his mouth.
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RE: Spotted Dick

Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:36 am

I knew this thread was trouble just from seeing it's title - just like anything involving Gkirk and/or sheep or Scots or GWBush
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RE: Spotted Dick

Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:39 am

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

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RE: Spotted Dick

Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:43 am

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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RE: Spotted Dick

Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:18 am

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

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RE: Spotted Dick

Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:41 am

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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RE: Spotted Dick

Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:55 am

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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RE: Spotted Dick

Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:57 am

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!

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RE: Spotted Dick

Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:40 am

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