This is Grandma Davis’ recipe for Spotty Dog, an old English/Welsh dessert. This is massive in calories, so tread lightly. I used to love this as a youth, but haven’t had it in decades. I’m not sure I’d still like it.
I believe that the actual name for this dish is Spotted Dick, but knowing my mom (Betty Heiser Davis) and her mom (Harriett French Heiser) they changed the name to Spotty Dog to avoid any joking around.
By the way – you can buy canned Spotted Dick if you want to try this before making it. I’m sure a sauce recipe can also be found online.
Mix all ingredients together and form into a loaf shape. Roll (wrap) tightly in a clean white cloth. (Grandma sometimes would use a clean old man's hanky). Fasten in with large safety pins (including the ends).
Place on rack in large dutch oven (or large oven roasting pan). Cover with boiling water and cook for 3 hours. (Try to turn it over after 2 hours).
Let cool a while before removing the pins and wrapping.
Serve topped lightly with sugar. Grandma sometimes made a lemon sauce to go on top but I don't have this recipe.
Cook 1/2 cup rice in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain
While the rice cooks, heat 2 3/4 cup milk to boiling point stirring constantly. Add hot rice to milk and cook approximately 30 minutes. Add dash of salt and 1 tbsp butter.
Beat 1 egg until fluffy (temper egg by adding a few tbsp of hot milk to the egg so it doesn't scramble when you add it to the pot. Add to hot milk/rice mixture with a dash of cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla.
Pour into bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Chill.
This recipe was originally from Nana Phillips and was provided by Jeri Phillips.
I try to follow developments at Disney both as a stockholder and as a 15-visit fan. The news coming out of the D23 convention in California this weekend was very exciting and somewhat overwhelming. It looks like we will have many reasons to continue our visits.
Star Wars Hotel
This is probably the most exciting announcement. This is a fully immersive experience. Not only with the theming be entirely based on Star Wars, but all cast members will act like they have always lived in the Star Wars universe. The rooms look awesome! This will be a luxury resort. Better start saving now. (read more)
Disney Cruise Lines
Three new ships are being built to augment the current four-ship fleet (Fantasy, Dream, Wonder, Magic). We sailed on the Dream and would love to do another cruise. The new ships will sail in 2021, 2022, and 2023. (read more)
A new Ratatouille 4D attraction will be added to the France pavilion. The attraction is based on the animated movie and duplicates the popular Paris-Disneyland attraction. Opens 2021. (read more)
Universe of Energy will be re-themed to Guardians of the Galaxy. Looks like this might happen more quickly than normal since they’ve announced Universe of Energy will close on August13, 2017. (read more)
A “Mission-Space” restaurant is being added next to the attraction. (read more)
The 360-degree movie in the China pavilion will be upgraded.
Journey into the Imagination will be re-themed based on the awesome movie “Inside-Out”. This one is just a rumor
The last date for Great Movie Ride is August 13, 2017. The Ride will be closed forever. Its not clear what will be done in this space, but perhaps an expansion of Star Wars Land.
Art work for Star Wars Land (now called “Galaxy’s Edge”) was revealed. Disney is continuing the process of creating immersive experiences that was started by Universal with the Harry Potter worlds. Disney California did an amazing job with Cars Land and it looks like Galaxy’s Edge will be awesome. (read more)
One of the new attractions in Galaxy’s Edge will be a ride in the Millennium Falcon
A Tron light-cycle roller-coaster will be coming to the area near Space Mountain. Initially it was reported that the roller-coaster would replace the Tommorowland Speedway. However, the concept art shows the speedway to be intact. The Tron roller-coaster duplicates the ride from Shanghai-Disneyland. (read more)
A new theater will be added to Main Street. This will be for live shows. Its not yet clear where this will be constructed nor what will be impacted. (read more)
Planning is underway up for the 2017 47th annual Phillips Family Memorial Day Camping Trip at World’s End State Park. We are rapidly evolving with another generation of campers. We’ll be looking for some help to make sure we pass along some of the old traditions and create some new ones for the next generation. What are some of the traditions that you remember, and what traditions need more attention or need to emerge?
Camp out dates are Thursday, May 25th through Monday, May 29th, 2017. However, Mark and Brian are probably going up on Wednesday and would welcome anyone who’d like to stay an additional night. Continue reading 2017 Memorial Day Camp Out