Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lemon Pudding

This is another non-custard pudding, brought to us courtesy of Fanny Farmer. Since I have a family full of lemon fanatics, I thought this would work out well. Sure enough, my dearly beloved finished it for breakfast and promptly informed me that this had the usual problem: it was too small. Well, thank goodness he's around to diagnose these problems, and save me from leftovers, to boot.


3 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

3 egg yolks
2 tbsp melted butter

2 tsp lemon rind
1/4 cup lemon juice
1-1/2 cups milk

Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside.

Beat the egg whites until stiff; beat in the 1/2 cup sugar and set aside.
With the same beater, beat the egg yolks until thick and lemony. Add the remaining ingredients in that grouping, and mix completely. Mix in the dry ingredients, then fold in the egg whites. Pour into a greased 2 quart baking dish, place in a larger dish containing 1/2" of hot water, and bake 45 minutes at 350F.

The bottom of this cake is a lemon custard. My husband did gripe that it wasn't lemony enough for him, so the next time I make it, I'll add some lemon extract. I served this with whipped cream, and it lasted no time at all.
And while I'm still not at all certain what makes a cake into a British pudding, I still like this.


Paula said...

I would love this. I'm not a big frosting girl, and for those rare times I eat cake, I prefer it frosting-free. Of course, I'd never turn down whipped cream. You are the dessert master.

Channon said...

The only good pudding is the non-custard kind. YUM!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I would have to side with your beloved...anything with lemon in it - keep serving me until I pass out. Wow Margie this look fabulous.

doggybloggy said...

wow its like a 'cake a day' around your way....

The Blonde Duck said...

Yum! All I can think of is the Pink Floyd song where the guy yells, "You can't have your pudding if you didn't eat your meat!"

veedogknitter said...

Oh dear lord...i just licked my moniter. That cake/puddin looks heavenly.

Pam said...

Wow. I would totally love this - any dessert with lemon is great to me. I've never made a pudding/cake before. I will be trying this soon.

noble pig said...

Since I'm a citrus nut this sits with me just fine...wow...so, so yummy!

Prudy said...

That looks like one delicious after dinner dessert. That's the kind of pudding that I'm interested in. How are those costumes coming along? I still had to fiddle with the obi wan belt even tonight.

Darius T. Williams said...

Oh - this looks good. I thought it was gonna be an actual pudding - but this looks more like a pudding cake - nice and moist - looks great!


Grace said...

gelatinous pudding disgusts me. this, on the other hand, is making my mouth water. great recipe! :)

Kevin said...

That lemon pudding looks good!