Tuesday 15 January 2013

Lemons have what it takes

 Grandma’s Recipe of the Month
Lemons have what it takes to make a perfect dessert. Grandma Abson’s Lemon Delicious Pudding is the latest Recipe of the Month’ at Tim & Jane's Tasty Flavours in Doncaster Market Award winning International Food Hall. We’re collaborating on getting people to bake easy recipes with simple ingredients to buy straight from Tim and Jane’s. This month's is proving very popular. It’s one of my favourites, as I like the way the mixture separates into a curd at the base and sponge on the top. 
Lemon Delicious Pudding
4 oz/110g caster sugar
2 oz/50g butter
2 oz/50g plain flour
2 lemons – juice & zest
¼ pint/150ml milk
3 eggs, separated
Cream the sugar and butter. Add the flour, lemon juice and zest and mix in. Beat the egg yolks in the milk and add to the rest of the mixture. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the creamed mixture with a metal spoon. Bake in a greased 1½ pint/1 litre pie dish for 35 -45 minutes. (350F, Mark 4, 180C)
Meryl’s tips : Grandma Abson's recipe has weights for a smaller pudding but I’ve made it here with 2 lemons and have slightly increased the amount of butter, plain flour and added an extra egg to make a slightly larger pudding. That’s the great thing about Grandma’s recipes – you can adapt them and they still work out brilliantly.
Lemons are pretty underestimated in the baking world so don’t forget to check out many other fabulous recipes Recipes
Have you got a favourite lemon recipe for a cake or pudding?