In a small bowl mix the raisins, currants, sugar, and lemon rind for the filling. Never a bad thing, but not necessarily what you want from a spotted dick. Not knowing the size of your moulds it is hard to estimate at a timing to steam them, at a guess we would say 35 mins. Follow BBC Food. Smith's "Working-men's Way in the World" where it is described as a "very marly species of plum-pudding". A lot of dogs were historically called Dick like Spot or Rover and the currants and raisins in the pud remind one of the coat of a mongrel.
Can this be done in the slow cooker?
How to cook the perfect spotted dick
Shape into a fat roll about 20cm long. Non-traditional variants include recipes that replace suet with other fats such as butteror that include eggs to make something similar to a sponge pudding or cake. Soak a clean tea towel or cloth napkin in boiling water for a few minutes. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. I love it! Served with Byrds custard and he was in heaven.