Yes, iPhones on countertops and moleskins snuggly tucked in back pockets, we'll occasionally whip up a meal. Or martini. Some of us even bring in the fruits of our labours to have them devoured by the first 10 Rethinketeers to pass the picnic tables.
So with a thought to posterity, we're sharing our favourite recipes.
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"Even more delicious than it sounds."
Rethinker: Justin Renvoize
1. For the spotted dick, place the flour, baking powder, shredded suet, caster sugar, currants and lemon zest into a bowl and mix to combine.
2. Add the milk and stir to make a soft dough.
3. Grease a pudding basin with butter and spoon the mixture into the basin. Cover with a piece of folded greaseproof paper.
4. Tie around the edge with string to secure the paper and place a damp tea towel over the top. Tie once more with string to secure the tea towel.
5. Place the basin into a large lidded saucepan and fill the pan two-thirds of the way up with water.
6. Cover with the lid, bring to a boil and simmer for one hour.
7. For the custard, place the milk and cream into a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
8. Place the egg yolks and sugar into a bowl and whisk together until light and frothy.
9. Pour the hot milk onto the eggs, a little at a time, and stir well. Pour the mixture back into the pan and cook over a low heat, stirring with a wooden spatula, until just thickened.
10. To serve, slice a wedge of spotted dick for each person and place onto each of six plates. Pour the custard overtop and serve at once.