Recipe:Spotted dick

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Spotted dick is a traditional British steamed dough pudding mixed with currants. It is traditionally served with custard and is a popular favourite with schoolchildren.

Although steaming was the traditional method of cooking, commercial microwavable products are now available.

British supermarket chain Tesco once tried to market it as "Speckled Richard" because they thought the original name sounded a bit rude.[1] Luckily they became a national laughing stock and the idea was abandoned.[2]

Kurt Busiek, the writer of the comic book series Astro City once wanted to include a British villain named "Spotted Dick". Sadly, his editors overruled Busiek and the character was named "Clever Dick".