Monday, 14 May 2018

Lemon delicious pudding

00:18 Posted by Dhaval Bhandari
SERVES 4-6 // PREP TIME 20 MINS // COOK 50 MINS

Mum always focused on ensuring her four children had very nutritious meals, we grew up eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetable from the local market. She was an inspiration to me, a practical cook who planned well and kept to a tight budget. Nutrition was the focus at home, we didn’t have a pantry of lollies, biscuits or anything sweet. If we were still hungry after dinner, Mum’s catchphrase was ‘have an apple’, which I now say to my son. Although treats were rare, on occasion she did make this family favourite pudding.

Lemon delicious pudding

Lemon delicious pudding ingredients


  • 60 gm unsalted butter, softened
  • 330 gm (1½ cups) caster sugar
  • Finely grated rind of 1 lemon, plus 150ml juice (from about 3-4 lemons)
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 60 gm self-raising flour
  • 375 ml (1½ cups) milk
  • Pure icing sugar and pouring cream, to serve

Lemon delicious pudding preparation


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Beat butter, sugar and lemon rind in an electric mixer until pale (2-3 minutes). Add yolks, one at a time, beating well to combine between each addition, add flour, then gradually add milk, mixing until a smooth batter forms. Scrape down sides of bowl and stir in lemon juice. Transfer batter to a bowl and clean and dry mixer bowl thoroughly.
  2. Whisk eggwhites in an electric mixer until firm peaks form, then gradually add to batter, gently folding in until well combined. Pour into a 1.5-litre ceramic dish, place in a deep baking tray, transfer to oven, then fill tray with enough boiling water to come halfway up sides of dish.
  3. Bake until risen and golden brown on top (40-50 minutes). Cool briefly (5 minutes), then dust with icing sugar and serve with cream.

Wine suggestion: Sweet German auslese riesling