24 Aug 2014

lemon delicious pudding

Ladies, start your squeezers! And grab your go-to recipe for lemon delicious pudding. Here’s mine.


I can’t believe I haven’t shared this with you before now. That I haven’t made this in the two years of Dig In. Two years — maybe more — without a lemon delicious!

What a sin. When it is so simple to make (slop it all together in a bowl), so fun to make (then plop and stir stiff egg whites into that citrusy soup) and yes, it has to be said, so delicious to eat: pale but sharp, with a tang to cut thru the winter blues and greys and cold and wet. A sponge as light as any proper sponge cake, with a seductive, addictive layer of creaminess lurking beneath.

It is decadently delicious while freshly cooked, warm from the oven — the sponge seems to crackle it is so light; but fridge-cold, snow-on-the-mountain-cold, it’s rich and smooth and surprisingly, just like a lemony cheesecake. In truth, and judging by how often I slink back to the fridge for another little spoonful, I prefer it like this.

There are lots of new recipes to get thru, but I hope it’s not two years before I make this favourite pudding again.

Lemon delicious pudding
Most likely from my mum.
  • Preheat oven to 160, boil the kettle for some water.
  • Grease a 6-cup baking dish and sit it in a baking tray; you’ll be setting up a steam bath for the pudding.
  • Separate three eggs, and whisk the whites to stiff peaks.
  • In a bowl, combine ½ cup SR flour, ¾ cup sugar, the zest of one lemon (at least!), 80 to 100 mls of lemon juice, 80 gms of butter that’s been melted, 3 egg yolks and 1 ½ cups milk.
  • Fold the stiff egg whites in the lemony mix.
  • Pour the pudding mix into the baking dish, and sit the baking dish into the baking tray. Now pop that in the oven, and then pour the boiled water into the tray (I find it easier to do it ‘in the oven’ than carry a tray of boiled water across the kitchen). The water should come at least half way up side of the pudding dish.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until just set; cover with foil if necessary to prevent too much colour.
  • Enjoy warm or cold.

28 comments:

  1. What is not to love about this pudding? Delicious indeed x

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    1. hello jane! it certainly lives up to its name. honesty in advertising!

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  2. Sounds perfect for a cold winters day. Now I just need to pilfer the lemon tree.

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    1. you're very lucky to have a productive lemon tree bek.i'm afraid all mine lately are storebought, and from mum.

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  3. Absolutely delicious, lemon is my favourite flavour I think. I shall definitely be making this one, thanks for sharing. CJ xx

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    1. me too, CJ - there's nothing a squirt of lemon juice doesn't bring to life. i think this pudding would be just as refreshing in the summer time - especially when eaten cold.

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  4. It sounds delicious. Sadly lemon trees don't grow here. I do buy them occasionally though.

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    1. oh, life without lemons, daphne - i'm sure ALL our hearts go out to you. a lemon tree in the suburban backyard is such an aussie thing.

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  5. Squeezer is out! Lemon tree is loaded. Woohoo ... I shall report back. Planning on doing it tonight!!!

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    1. whoa, a loaded lemon tree - send some over, frogpond! i hope the pudd worked for you :-)

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  6. I LOVE anything with lemons, so this is bound to be delicious! Thanks for sharing xo

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  7. you're welcome lizzy! i hope it lives up to your lemony standards!

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  8. Mmmm just right for these end of summer evenings when I need a little yellow happiness.

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    1. hi anne, i think this little pudding is perfect any time of the year - yellow happiness, indeed!

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  9. Mmmm I had a recipe for something like this once, it sounds awesome, just thinking about something lemony.

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    1. "awesome" is a great word for this pudd, AA! we must be on the same lemony wavelength :-)

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  10. I Love it E, a simple lemon pudding for these cool nights. Thanks for sharing, I might even try it with the lemonades I need to use up .... ;D

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    1. i would love to "need to use up" lemons! what a wonderful dilemma to be in, merryn!

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  11. I think your recipe is a hit judging by the responses you’re getting. A lemon tree is a must have in the garden. Guess what? Guys also like lemons and things. I like your pic of blackbirds and lemon squeezer. They seem so very familiar :-)

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    1. yes it seems everyone loves lemons!

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  12. Running late with my blog reading and have missed your lemon deliciousness - sounds fab... do I have to wait until winter to try it?

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    1. no, apparently not GD - I think a lot of UK readers agree it would be great now in your northern summer time, and I am convinced now too!

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  13. This is my husband's all time favourite dessert E. During my recent open house inspections I had a basket of lemons sitting on the kitchen bench which are all looking a bit old now and are begging to be turned into lemon delicous! Will try your recipe for this coming Father's Day.

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    1. Oh, I hope he likes this version then Catherine! i really cannot fathom why it has been two years since i last made it. i shall be trying it in the summer months, on the recs of all the lovely UK readers here; i think it shall be so refreshing served cold!

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  14. You know it's been so long since I last cooked a desert. Which is terrible. Lemon delicious puddings is one of my childhood favourites. My Mum arrived from Tasmania this week for a visit, I might have to crank the air conditioner, pretend it's a cold wintery night and enjoy this! x

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    1. oh that's making me laugh. however, i bet your mum will tell you that we've had some lovely weather lately, thank you, and that currently tassie is not as cold as everyone thinks it is ;-)

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