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A more outlandish explanation for this name is that it was originally created during the period of the bubonic plague. The creator Richard 'Dick' Halmsley died of the plague and the pudding became a testament to him.
 
A more outlandish explanation for this name is that it was originally created during the period of the bubonic plague. The creator Richard 'Dick' Halmsley died of the plague and the pudding became a testament to him.
   
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plum duff was once used as a medicinal item that could cure stuff. Now its just a food that no one likes.
   
 
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Spotted Dick and custard.

Spotted dick is a steamed suet pudding containing dried fruit (usually currants), commonly served with either custard or butter and brown sugar. Spotted refers to the dried fruit (which resemble spots) and Dick may be a contraction/corruption of the word pudding (from the last syllable) or possibly a corruption of the word dough.[1] Another explanation offered for the latter half of the name is that it comes from the German word for "thick," in reference to the thickened suet mixture.

A more outlandish explanation for this name is that it was originally created during the period of the bubonic plague. The creator Richard 'Dick' Halmsley died of the plague and the pudding became a testament to him.

Spotted Dick over the ages

plum duff was once used as a medicinal item that could cure stuff. Now its just a food that no one likes.

External links

  • Spotted Dick back on menu – a 10 Sept 2002 BBC article describing how the name was changed to Spotted Richard on Gloucestershire hospital menus, then changed back