This was a recipe in a book my mum wrote out for me when I got married. I don’t know if she gave it this name, or if it was called that when she got it.
Anyway, I think it’s well-named. It’s one of my favourite puddings and very easy to make.
1x20ml tablespoon butter
2x20ml tablespoons plain flour
Rind and juice of 1 lemon
250ml cup milk
2 eggs (separated)
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy.
Beat the egg yolks into the creamed mixture.
Mix in the rind and juice of the lemon, flour and milk.
Beat all together.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and gently fold into the mixture.
Bake in a greased dish in a bain-marie in the oven set to 180C for about 30 minutes.
This makes a light lemony pudding with its own lemon sauce at the bottom.
Sadly, I’ve not got a picture of this pudding.
You can find this pudding as well as savouries and cakes in Viv’s Family Recipes. This little book is the culmination of many years of cooking for my family, and collecting recipes from all and sundry.
This includes a little book I got from my Grandmother. There are some accounts in the back that make interesting reading and are dated 1909.
Grandma has several recipes in it that I’ve incorporated in this book. I doubt if anyone would make them now, as they take a lot of time (2 hours steaming, for example) and many have large amounts of fat. However, I think it’s interesting to see the kinds of things people ate over 100 years ago, and how our diets have changed.
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