Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The lemons have it!

 Grandma’s Recipe of the Month : Lemon Delicious Pudding
How about a tangy start to the New Year? Grandma Abson’s Lemon Delicious Pudding, on display as ‘Recipe of the Month’ at Tim & Jane's Tasty Flavours in Doncaster Market's  Award winning International Food Hall, is causing a stir! We’re collaborating on getting people to bake again with Grandma’s easy recipes from the past and this one is proving very popular. It’s one of my favourite recipes too, as I like the way the mixture separates into a curd at the base and a sponge on the top. Most of the ingredients are available to buy straight from Tim and Jane’s stall. 

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 :
In Grandma Abson's book  on page 93 the measurements are 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 in Grandma Abson's Traditional Baking book such as Lemon biscuits, Lemon loaf, Lemon tart,  Lemon meringue pie and Lemon curd. 

Have you got a favourite lemon recipe for a cake or pudding?  

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