Lemon Delicious

So nostalgic, dinner party dessert from the 80’s and 90’sand one of my childhood favourites, when I found this recipe I just had to make it!

 50g butter, room temperature

3/4 cup caster sugar

1 tbsp lemon zest

1 1/3 cup milk

3 eggs, separated

1/3 cup strained lemon juice

1/4 cup self raising flour

Icing sugar, to dust

Preheat oven to 160’C. Lightly grease 6 ramekins. Using an electric beater, beat butter, sugar, zest and egg yolks until pale and creamy. Gradually stir in the milk, then the juice. Add flour and stir gently to combine. Using clean beaters, beat eg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into lemon mixture, taking care not to lose volume from the egg whites. Spoon into the prepared dishes and stand in a baking tin.Pour enough boiling water around the ramekins to come halfway up the side. Bake for 20 minutes or until they are just firm to touch. Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately.

Relatively easy with such perfect results. There is something about this pudding with its lightness and lemony tang that just makes you want to go back for more and more. I made 3 out of half of this recipe, which was perfect for us, one each and a couple of sneaky extra spoons each out of the left over one. Daniel had never tried it so I was worried it wouldn’t be his kind of thing, but he absolutely loved it.

The trickiest part of the pudding is getting it cooked, set and not burnt so that it has exactly the right amount of wobble and fluffiness combined. I checked mine twice during cooking, the first time it wasn’t quite done but after another couple of minutes I tested it and it was perfect. Such a beautiful Saturday night dessert and a nice change from a couple of squares of chocolate or some ice cream.Sometimes it is just nice to make something so delicious and inspiring for those that you love for no reason at all except that you love them and want to create the best dessert possible for them. This is one of those desserts. Young or old, whip this up this weekend and I promise the smiles and praise that will be coming your way will make all the effort worth it!

 Love Sonia

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