Friday, May 21

Lemon Delicious

I'm crazy about lemons and ginger at the moment! Last night I made a ginger cake and then a carrot cake with lemon cream cheese icing AND then Gran's lemonade. I was going to give you the recipe for ginger cake... but  I left it at home. Sorry.
But a recipe I do have here is for something I make all the time for pudding, and it is fan-flippin-marvelous. And lemony. And can be made in tea cups! It's all lemon cakey on top and then you sink down into heavenly gooey lemon treacle at the bottom. It really can't get much better.

This Lemon Delicious recipe is from a back issue of 'Real Living' magazine... It's friday, why not have dessert?

You need:
* 3 Tablespoons of buuter
* 1 & 1/2 cups castor sugar
* 3 eggs, seperated
* 3 tablespoons of self raising flour
* 1 & 1/2 cups of milk
* 2 lemons, Zest and juice.
* Hot Water
* About 6 Small ramekins, oven proof tea cups, or a medium flan dish. And a high sided oven dish that will fit all ramekins/tea cups/flan dish in.

Heat oven to 180C. Grease your tea cups - I use tea cups so I'm gonna say tea cups from here in.
Beat your butter and sugar until smooth and pale, then mix in the egg yolks. Add in the flour (sifting it) and milk in alternating lots, mixing between each addition to make a really smooth batter.
In another mixing bowl whisk the egg whites until they become stiff peaks. Gently fold this into the batter and then add the lemon juice and zest. Just give it all a gentle stir.
Pour the mixture into the tea cups it's meant to be runny. Only fill them to 2/3's of the way as they rise quite a lot. Place the tea cups in the baking tray and then pour hot water into the baking tray so that it comes up half the side of the cups.
Bake for about 30 minutes if making individual desserts, 45 - 1 hour for a flan dish. It's ready when its golden brown on top and puffed up. When you take them out of the oven, they will sink back down a bit.
this is fantastic if you serve with strawberrys and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it evens out the sweet tangyness perfectly!
Watch your guests eyes roll in pleasure!

{Images via} I'm sorry I don't have any photos of mine as I havn't made this in a while. But how superb are these 2 tea cups?! I do love tea cups (even though I prefer drinking tea out of a mug!)...

Fridays are all about Food!


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