Yeah, there is a spotted dick. It is quite good. In origin, it is a “D” word in England for things pudding, like duff and dog. Last year on the X-Mas thread I made a treacle duff, with my mother’s recipe for it. There is one around here somewhere for dick as well, I am sure. If I find it, I’ll make you one.
PS: All good mariner’s food stuff, by the way, stodgy and keeps reasonably well, which is why it was all pretty common in the RN galley. Should go down well with you!
PPS: Just to clarify, English puddings are quite different to what the word conjurs up in the mind elsewhere, which is usually a sort of flavoured custard, and not a dough, often with suet (as used in dumplings, another variant of the D word). I’ve had this confusing conversation before, on Discord, with Canadians and Americans. LOL!