Instant Pot Spotted Dick Sponge Pudding
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Welcome to my latest Instant Pot recipe and today is all about a delicious Instant Pot spotted dick sponge pudding.
If you are looking for something homemade and cheap for pudding it doesn’t get any better than a classic spotting dick pudding.
Picture the scene. I am working on all my healthy Instant Pot recipes for January (I tested this recipe in early December) and trying to find those extra hours in the day to get them all tested and written up ready for the mad rush of January.
You see in the world of a food blogger January is all about the healthy recipes as everyone wants to detox from all the rubbish they have eaten over Christmas.
So we were having lots of gluten free dishes, Paleo ones and Dominic was asking why we had this new Instant Pot if everything that went into it was healthy.
To quote him he said:
The best use for an Instant Pot is to make all those classic steam puddings!
Well clearly I hadn’t told him we were catering for January diet season!
So to look up from my laptop to see a spotted dick sponge sat next to me and knowing full well that there was nothing Paleo or remotely healthy about it.
Well that is unless you consider the raisins to be Paleo???
But he said we can start on February early, as February is very much our comfort food month and what’s better than homemade delicious sponge.
So this recipe has been saved and typed up and we finally feel like today, as everyone has now quit their diets (lol) it seems like the perfect time.
If you fancy something different to cheese cake as a dessert in your Instant Pot (I am sure there will be some this month) then this is it!
If you’ve never heard of spotted dick before then it is a delicious traditional English pudding that is steamed to perfection and filled with loads of raisins. Oh and a classic lunch time school dinner pudding for years.
More Dessert Recipes In The Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Oreos Cheesecake
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Instant Pot Strawberry Cheesecake
- Instant Pot Cheesecake Minis
- Instant Pot Rice Pudding
- Instant Pot Easy Banoffee Pie
- Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake
- Instant Pot Strawberry Cake
Instant Pot Spotted Dick Sponge Pudding
- Instant Pot Duo
- 225 g Self Raising Flour
- 100 g Butter
- 100 g Caster Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 30 ml Whole Milk
- 50 g Raisins
- Grease a mixing bowl.
- In your mixing bowl cream butter with sugar until lovely and fluffy. Beat in the eggs a bit at a time until well mixed. Add the milk and raisins and mix again.
- Fold in the flour a little at a time until it is mixed in.
- In the Instant Pot place your mixing bowl on top of your steaming rack with a cup of water below it.
- Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn your valve to sealing, and set it to 12 minutes on the steam function.
- When it beeps 6 times it is done and you don’t need any resting time, just turn the valve so that the steam can come out and then open the Instant Pot and serve.
I make a steamed carrot pudding, and also a steamed cherry pudding that traditionally are steamed for 2 hours and 1.5 hours, respectively. How long would you recommend steaming in the Instant Pot?
Depending on the size of the steamed pudding we do ours for 12 minutes and they come out ok, if they are big and nearly fill the instant pot i would put on for between 15-20 minutes but if they are normal size then 12-15 mins should be fine.
How do I steam a suet steak and kidney pud in a pro king plus
We are not familiar with the Pro King Plus electric pressure cooker. If it is like the Instant Pot i would add the amount of water the instructions suggest for your electric pressure cooker and if you have a steam button set it for 12 minutes if your pudding is the same size as ours 🙂
Can I substitute the butter with suet? Looking to use some frozen shredded suet up and fancied a suet pud, but this was the only instant pot recipe I could find.
You could try but we have not tried substituting butter for anything 🙂
OMG takes me back to childhood and school dinners. Going to try this for sunday dinner.
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Hi Tried this recipe yesterday. Followed the recipe, put mixture into bowl and cooked it for 12 minutes. It was still raw, put it on for another 12 mins still raw. What am I doing wrong
It really should not be raw after 24 minutes in any pressure cooker. Is your instant pot coming to pressure properly? If it is not then have you changed the seal in the past month if you use it alot. These are the only reasons i can see for it still been raw after 24 minutes 🙂
Can I put the batter in a traditional mold and should I use the lid for the mold?
Sorry about the late reply. Yes a traditional mould should be fine and i would defiently use a lid. We will be updating this post as it was made with an old version of the instant pot, so just be aware when setting cooking time and temp 🙂
Why do all the recipes call for self rising flour? That is something I never have in the house.
We only use self raising flour when a recipe requires it, we have some that require plain flour 🙂
I have the Instant Pot Duo. Followed your instructions to the letter. Weighed all my ingredients. The batter didn’t quite reach the top of my pudding mild. Set the pot for 12 min. On steam. The pot came up to pressure (new ring), and after the timer went I checked the pudding. Still raw. What’s up?
Sorry the recipe did not turn out, i cannot give you any idea why it was raw, but was any part of the mixture hot or cooked at all, if not then the pot did not come to pressure, some of the mixture should be cooked at those times and temps. We are updating this recipe as it was done in one of the first Instant Pots so we are re-doing it in a updating one!
Haven’t had time to try this yet, but I have a sort of spotted dick recipe that is healthy(ish) that I developed so my brother, who is on both a medically indicated low fat diet and is diabetic, can have an occasional desert. Serving two, I combine 3/4 cup of self raising flour, 4 oz of unsweetened applesauce, one oz raisins, and a splash of lemon juice that I then steam in a 20 ox ceramic bowl.
I will try this in my pressure cooker, cooked for 12 min on high next time I make this desert. Wish me luck.