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Spotted Dog

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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  4 Hours 5 Minutes
  Serves 4
This steamed pudding with British origins is traditionally made with suet and raisins. It has been updated to suit today's tastes by replacing the suet with butter, and the raisins with currants.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup brandy
3/4 cup currants
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 2/3 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons light corn syrup or golden syrup, plus 1/4 cup, for serving
light cream (single) , for serving
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DIRECTIONS
Heat the brandy until it is just warm to the touch. Place the currants in a bowl and pour in the warmed brandy. Set aside for at least 3 hours.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter four 1-cup pudding molds, custard cups or ramekins. Fill a baking dish (large enough to hold the molds) half-full with water. Place in oven.


Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the sifted flour and baking powder and beat. Add the currants and brandy and stir.


Pour the batter into the molds, filling them three-fourths full. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and place in the baking dish. Cook for 45-50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle of a pudding comes out clean and they are puffed and golden.


Place the extra syrup in a small saucepan and cook over low heat for 3-4 minutes, until warm.


Serve the Spotted Dog warm with cream and the warmed syrup.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 4
Calories: 573
Fat. Total: 20g
Fiber: 3g
Carbohydrates, Total: 74g
Sodium: 661mg
% Cal. from Fat: 31%
Cholesterol: 202mg
Protein: 10g
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Rating: 5
by: Kirk, CA Reviewed: 07/26/2006
This is the traditional Irish dessert, also known as Sweet Cake, Curnie Cake, Spotted Dick or Railway Cake.

I first made this over 5 years ago and it happened to be the first recipe I baked in a water bath. Didn't know how it would turn out but I was pleasantly surprised.

I believe I used raisings as a substitute for currants in my first attempt, but have since mixed it up with other dried/drained fruits.

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