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Market Days

12th-15th July. Summer Crafts. A special market in York showcasing the best in crafting from in and around the city. 21st July. The York Auction Centre’s Farmers’ Market. A monthly event, featuring plenty of high-quality produce. 27th July. Parliament Street Farmers’ Market. One of York’s most popular trading events, featuring a range of cheeses, meats, chutneys, baked goods, fruit and vegetables direct from the producer. The event takes place on the last Friday of every month. n All dates correct at time of going to press. For more information visit

Proper Brit ish Spotted Dick No longer the mainstay of school dinners, Spotted Dick (stop laughing) is making a come back. This is a simple and effective recipe, and in only a couple of hours you’ll be enjoying the very best of British cuisine. Ingredients:


3 115g / 4oz raisins

Mix raisins, currants, sugar and lemon in a bowl. In a larger bowl sift the flour, and add the salt and suet. Add the milk slowly, stirring with a blunt knife. Finally, use your hands to knead the dough-like mixture until it becomes tougher and elastic.

3 55g / 2oz currants 3 75g / 3oz dark brown sugar 3 Grated zest of 1 lemon 3 225g / 8oz self-raising flour 3 115g /4oz shredded suet 3 Salt 3 55ml /2 fl oz milk

Next, flour a flat surface and spread the dough into a rough rectangle shape that’s about 20cm by 30cm. Spread the filling over the dough, being careful to

leave a narrow border around the edge. Paint this border with some cold water. Dampen a clean tea towel in hot water and wring dry. Lay it on top of the mixture and roll the pudding into the towel, fastening with kitchen string. Place your mixture into a steamer for two hours, or in an oven at 200˚C for an hour and a half. Unwrap, cut into slices and serve with custard. Serves six.

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Your Local Link Magazine July 2012