Heinz Spotted Dick Sponge Pudding, 9.4-Ounce Cans (Pack of 6)
- Spotted dick is a British favorite. A steamed pudding containing dried currants, often served with custard.
- "Spotted" refers to the appearance of the fruit. "Dick" may come from the German word for fat.
- Imported from the UK
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Microwave Cooking: Remove can top marked open this end first, run a knife around the inside of the can. Turn can over onto microwaveable dish, open other end and press out. Cover with a microwaveable bowl before cooking. Steam Cooking: Place can in a large saucepan containing sufficient boiling water for can to float, at least 2 1/2 pints. Boil gently for 35 minutes. Never allow saucepan to boil dry! Add more water as necessary. To Open: To prevent spurting, hold cloth over can opener when removing can top marked open this end first. Run a knife around the inside on the can. Turn can over onto a plate, open other end and press out. All appliances vary. The following are guidelines only. Adjust times for your particular microwave. Microwave: 650W, cook on full power 2 minutes, stand 2 minutes. 750W, cook on full power 1 1/2 minutes, stand 2 minutes.
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Top Customer Reviews
Another area of British culinary pre-eminence is the steamed pudding, amongst which the Spotted Dick is king. As a pudding-fan, I am deeply saddened that several, rather puerile, reviewers find this name mildly amusing. I doubt they would stoop to such pathetic attempts at humour if they had bothered to taste it first.
Take my word for it: nothing tastes better than a mouthful of dick, especially if it comes with a load of hot custard.
Whose tackle had never been sick
Till he put it somewhere
Many others had dared
Now Mick has a fine spotted... pudding.
Hey, we do what we must to satisfy the censors!
I give this out as a gift for Christmas and birthdays, and almost everyone loves it!!! But don't give it to anyone at work or where there is an HR department - I learned the hard way.
There is nothing more wonderful than Spotted Dick with lashings of custard and a good cup of strong tea with friends. YUM! I keep it in the cupboard and am ready for friends and tea at a moment's notice. This is a rich sponge cake with currents and savory rich tones of brown sugar. The chocolate and sticky Toffee and Treacle are all good too - when you can get them.
I know the name seems a bit naughty--it just adds to the fun of offering some cultural engagement to our wonderful world. I do slip it into gifts and offer to bring dessert to friends. BUT I also love this line of products for the QUALITY!
The Heinz canned version is a very different animal, a member of the sponge pudding race, containing no suet. It is nice enough, and is especially good with English-style custard. It is tasty, filling and easy to prepare, and its name makes it great fun.
But if you are a fan of the Aubrey/Maturin stories and want to eat like them, be warned that this is not the real thing. The genuine Spotted Dick (or Dog), described in O'Brian's books, is the glorious suet pudding of my youth.
She did mention that once you have some Dick, you'll need to wait a few minutes before putting it back in your mouth as it needs time to settle after you mess around with it, otherwise its too soft.
This soggy bread in a can is delightful. Straying from the typical rubbage on British plates, the injection of flavor from Spotted Dick is a welcome taste. A sweet treat with hints of cinnamon, this is perfect for a party filled with Dick hungry guests.
At ten ounces, each can is roughly four servings based upon the nutritional facts. That's roughly 1000 calories with about 360 of them fat calories for a total of 40 grams of fat. To say that this Dick is fat would be an understatement. With trace amounts of calcium and iron - or so the rumors go - there are some healthy benefits to this charming confection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like most of you, I bought this pudding as a gag gift for a secret Santa gift exchange at work. Well, it was the hit of the party! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thinking that I might get my wife a new desert for her birthday I went with a choice that was of my namesake and she loved it! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Started as a gag gift for "Robbers Game" at Christmas, just read the name! Turns out we prepared the product and it is great. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ronnie D
I thought this was going to be a quaint British food but when I saw the Amazon suggested products that go with this, I felt hoodwinked. Read morePublished 20 months ago by C. Cooper
We bought it for the name, but it was surprisingly good. Never have we laughed as much as eating spotted dick.Published 20 months ago by Queen Bee
I usually have a can of this fine desert cake on me at all times. And so I figured hey while I'm at the bus stop wearing my trench coat why not try to do a little socializing with... Read morePublished on February 12, 2014 by Squiddly Diddly