I love English food. But is it true that traditional English food, dating from Victorian times, might be as bad as it is said to be? Or maybe it just sounds bad.
I hear you. Was it referring to the nickname of someone named Richard? The mystery of Spotted Dick goes on.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Flintshire council canteen has renamed Spotted Dick pudding Spotted Richard to cut back on crude innuendo and jokes at meal times. The traditional suet pudding Spotted Dick has been renamed "Spotted Richard" at a council canteen - because customers keep making jokes.
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Non-traditional variants include recipes that replace suet with other fats such as butteror that include eggs to make something similar to a sponge pudding or cake. The name "spotted dog" first appears inin C. Smith's "Working-men's Way in the World" where it is described as a "very marly species of plum-pudding".
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Friday 09 August UK News feed. The traditional steamed suet and raisin pudding Spotted Dick is to be given its rightful name on hospital menus in Gloucestershire three years after it was changed to Spotted Richard. Inofficials at the Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust changed the name after a debate in the catering press about whether it made patients feel uncomfortable when asking for the pudding.
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Spotted Dick is a great pudding because it lies somewhere in between a suet pudding and a sponge pudding and is borne of that period of prolific pudding invention: the Victorian Era. It is only slightly sweet and flavoured delicately with lemon. The spots on the Spotted Dick come from currants.
Email address:. Unsurprisingly, the sight of a penile pudding sent social media into a meltdown. However, far from being an abomination, the humble pudding has a very rude history indeed, and the sight of Paul Hollywood squaring up to a spongy dong is the least of it. Because, on the right side of the pond, a pudding means any sweet course served at the end of the meal like cake.