Friday, March 28, 2008

Lemon Custard Cakes


I love anything with lemon, and I've been eyeing this recipe in the Everyday Food since I got the book, and this morning I was in the mood to whip a few up!!

They are so easy to make, and yum (I just ate one for morning tea!)

Unsalted butter at room temperature for custard cups
3 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoon all purpose flour
2-3 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup milk (I used skim)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350F. Set a kettle of water to boil. Butter six 6-ounce custard cups, and place m in a roasting pan or baking dish lined with a kitchen towel (I sprayed the cups with Pam and I didn't use the towel and everything was fine - I took the risk of the cups sliding in the baking dish)

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and granulated sugar until the mixture is light; wish in the flour. Gradually whisk in the lemon zest and juice and whisk in the milk.

With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Add to the lemon mixture; gently fold in with a whisk (the batter will be thin)

Divide the batter among the prepared cups. Place the pan in the oven and fill with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the cups. Bake until the puddings are puffed and lightly browned. 20-25 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, dusted with confectioners sugar.

Note: If you don't have individual custard cups, bake the batter in an 8-inch square baking dish(or other shallow 2-quart baking dish) for 30-35 minutes.

15 comments:

Charlotte said...

Looks divine... I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Just as a FYI- I enjoyed reading your blog and I plan to link it to my site. Anyone who is a fan of Ina G is A-OK in my book! Thanks for sharing.

kp said...

Those look so pretty! I'm definitely trying those out.

Sylvie said...

Lemon and custard, if something contains those two words it's gotta be good.

Rachelle said...

These look so yummy! I love lemon!

Elle said...

I have that book and love it! Those look so, so good!

Amy said...

Oh, these look so delicious! I'd love to try this recipe.

Marc said...

Yes, these were excellent -- I taste tested them -- twice -- tonight at dinner!

Kevin said...

Those look so good. Lemon desserts are among my favorites. Bookmarked!

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they look delicious.

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Anonymous said...

Cooking these for the second time, this stuff is addicting.

Chelsea and Cody said...

These were delicious! Thanks!