Lemon delicious pudding

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 Eggs, size 3 (medium)
1 tablespoon Self-raising flour
2⅔ ounce Castor (fine) sugar
⅞ cup Milk
2 Large lemons (3 small)
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon Icing (confectioners) sugar
Butter for greasing

Separate the eggs. Sift the flour. Fine grate most of rind off the lemons and extract juice.

Beat the yolks with the caster (fine grain) sugar until light, pale and creamy. Whisk the milk, flour, lemon juice and rind into the egg yolk mix.

In another bowl whisk the egg whites with the salt, adding the icing sugar gradually (I sieve it through a tea strainer). Continue to whisk until stiff but not dry (important!). Fold into the lemon mixture.

Grease a deep 1 litre ovenproof dish (I use a 2 lb non-stick bread tin). Pour the mixture into it. Stand the dish in a shallow pan of cold water (about ¼ to ½ inch ) and bake in a moderate oven at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 1 hour (check after 50 minutes and see if top is becoming dark brown - if so remove).

Note: This pudding has a light spongy top with lemon sauce underneath. It is quite tart - the way I love it ~ but I suppose those of the sweet tooth may want to add more sugar or put less rind in.

Time: 1½ hours. Source: Mrs Beeton's cookery and household management.

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