Just Deserts


This is Chloe’s umpteenth time reading the Harry Potter book series. I swear she skims pages because she reads whole books in a day.
The other night she had been reading one again for a while. I was watching TV and she suddenly asks:“What’s treacle tart Bren?”
I explain.
“Okay so, what’s a spotted dick?
We both know that she knows a lot about a lot of things now and.. she just burst out laughing.
I explained it was another very English desert that was a steamed pudding mixed with currants, hence the name spotted… but, then of course she asks me: “Yeah, but who in their right mind would’ve called it dick….Spotted dick… huh, huh, huh’…and cracked up some more!

Hahaha.. .. we both just started laughing and then, I was crying from laughing so much (between telling her not to be crude)
She didn’t believe that they were for real so, I had to find pictures of both a Treacle tart and a Spotted dick to show her they weren’t just imaginary deserts for the Harry Potter book. Treacle is English for Golden Syrup (all sugar) It is golden in colour and they make a lot of sweet cakes and tart dishes from it. Both very yummy. My mum used to make all of these things and I remember she would steam the puddings in pieces of old white rags.  There was none of that fancy cooking tools back then. We never once had food poisoning then either.  We’ve yet to cover ‘Rolly Polly pudding, and bacon pudding’…haha


Sometimes it’s a laugh a minute in our house.

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

16 thoughts on “Just Deserts”

  1. The both look delicious to me…spotted or otherwise. When I’m around my daughters and granddaughters it can get pretty raucous. LOL 🙂

  2. I love her innocence and humor. You are a good mom, Bren. Tell Chloe that on the West Coast there is a man called – get ready for it – Harry Dick. That should set her cackling:)

  3. The treacle tart looks yummy… not so sure about the spotted dick – it’s not like ones my mother used to make…

  4. Hey Bren,

    Laughing, I’ve missed reading your stuff. I need to get out more often. Treacle I might try. Spotted things make me wary. 😉

  5. Spotted Dick should always have something gooey dripping from it. Thats what I think anyway…:-)
    Loved your 55 DD2
    You Rock The Planet
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  6. I am learning much ado about everything from my teen…
    I would have thought spotted dick was a rare disease (painful at that) but then I have little imagination


  7. LOL I just heard about spotted dick a few days ago. Who ever named that was surely daft or was a funny w*nker, did I get a bloody hell yet? Aren’t I just the mutts nuts, the bees knees and whatever else there is..haha

  8. i am glad you knew what a spotted dick is…it might have taken me aback a bit…lol…harry potter is now all the rage in our house…

  9. ha ha! I will have to ask my girls that question tonight … They have read the HP series numerous times as well. They will think I’m trying to educate (scare them) about sexually transmitted diseases again 🙂

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