Monday, August 2, 2010

Lemon Pudding Cake

Wow...what a weekend I had. I have been busy catering an amazing wedding (pictures to follow soon). So I am sorry I have neglected you. But to get back on things, I am leaving you a sweet and tart easy recipe for Lemon Pudding Cake. I layer it with fresh berries and whipped cream. It is the answer to those hot summer nights when you need a refreshing dessert to end the evening. Enjoy!

2 large lemons
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3 large eggs, separated
1 1/3 cups whole milk

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Finely grate 1 tablespoon zest from lemons, then squeeze 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons juice. Whisk together flour, salt, and 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar in a large bowl. Whisk together yolks, milk, zest, and juice in a small bowl and add to flour mixture, whisking until just combined.
Beat whites in another large bowl with an electric mixer until they hold soft peaks. Beat in remaining 1/4 cup sugar, a little at a time, and continue to beat until whites hold stiff, glossy peaks. Whisk about one fourth of whites into batter to lighten, then fold in remaining whites gently but thoroughly (batter will be thin).
Pour into a buttered 1 1/2-quart ceramic gratin or other shallow baking dish and bake in a hot water bath until puffed and golden, 45 to 50 minutes.


Stephanie McGee said...

You know it's a good recipe when it gets my mouth watering at 6:30 in the morning.

Hannah said...

This looks so good!

Unknown said...

Hello there. How do you do?
The lemon pudding cake looks scrumptious. YUM.
Thanks for adding me at foodbuzz. I'm gonna continue reading your posts now. Have a great one.

Reeni said...

Sweet and tart desserts make my heart beat faster! This is luscious!