An abundance of beautiful lemons left me pondering how best to use them up. I know I’ll squeeze some and freeze the juice in ice blocks for future recipes, but what else could I do? Lemon Delicious was the first thing that sprang to mind. Out came the cookbooks and with several recipes in hand, I created my own version of Lemon Delicious.
This is one of those magical desserts that while baking separates into two layers. Out of the oven it is a light sponge sitting on top of a delicious tangy lemon sauce. It is like a self saucing pudding, but of a citrus kind.
The recipe is another to add to the easy baking repertoire as it uses ingredients that are always on hand. At most, you might have to pick up a couple of lemons, or even better, grab them off your tree.
Here is a video outlining the steps to making the Lemon Delicious. There are a few ‘klutzy’ moments along the way, but they didn’t affect the final result.
2 eggs, separated
¾ cup caster sugar
40g butter, melted
½ cup self raising flour
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon rind, grated
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Lightly grease a pie dish or other suitable ovenproof dish (approximately 6 cup capacity).
Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer until thick and creamy. Add the butter, flour, lemon juice, rind and milk and mix until smooth.
Fold the beaten egg whites into the mixture. Pour mixture into prepared dish and place in a baking dish. Pour warm/hot water into the baking dish until it is about halfway up the sides of the pie dish.
Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, or until pudding is set. Serve with ice cream or cream (or both!).
The Klutzy Cook Notes
This is also great as a ‘Lime Delicious’, simply replace the lemon juice and rind with that of lime.
What’s your favourite lemon pudding?
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