Spotted Dick Pudding Recipe...The name of this classic English pudding usually will raise a smile or look of abject horror which is why some prefer the less-well-known title of “Spotted Dog Pudding”. The spotted refers to the raisins & currants in the dough & the word dick' is a colloquial word for pudding. This is not a pudding for the faint-hearted or those on a diet. Made from suet, flour & dried fruit is high in calories. It is the perfect pudding for a treat on a cold winter's day.