Lemon Pudding CakeFrom choclytcandy 5 years ago
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter , softened, plus extra to grease the pan shopping list
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar , plus 2 tablespoons shopping list
- 1/8 teaspoon table salt shopping list
- 3 large egg yolks shopping list
- 3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour shopping list
- 2 - 3 teaspoons lemon zest shopping list
- 1/4 cup lemon juice , strained, from 1 to 2 lemons shopping list
- 1 cup whole milk shopping list
- 4 large egg whites , at room temperature shopping list
How to make it
- Note: This pudding cake can be made in any of the following: 6 - 3/4 cup custard cups; 4 - 1 1/3 cup ramekins or miniature souffle cups; 1 - 9" round cake pan; 1 - 8" square cake pan. All pudding cakes, regardless of pan size, require the same baking time.
- 1. Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly butter pan or baking molds of choice. Lay folded dish towel in bottom of roasting pan and set molds or pan inside. Bring several quarts of water to boil for water bath.
- 2. Meanwhile, in mixing bowl mash 2 tablespoons butter together with sugar and salt with back of wooden spoon until crumbly. Beat in yolks, then flour, mixing until smooth. Slowly beat in lemon zest and juice, then stir in milk. Beat egg whites to stiff, moist peaks. Gently whisk whites into batter just until no large lumps remain.
- 3. Immediately ladle (don’t pour) batter into pan, custard cups, or ramekins. Set baking pan on oven rack. Pour enough boiling water into roasting pan to come halfway up sides of baking pan or molds. Bake until pudding cake center is set and springs back when gently touched, about 25 minutes. Remove roasting pan from oven and let pan or molds continue to stand in water bath for 10 minutes. Pudding cakes can be served warm, at room temperature, or even chilled.
- Notes: Pudding Cake Hints:
- 1. Be sure to whisk the egg whites into the batter instead of folding them in. Since the batter is about the consistency of milk, folding would flatten the fluffy whites.
- 2. Rather than pouring the batter, ladle it; otherwise the first cups get all the froth and the later cups get all the batter.
- 3. Set the roasting pan on an oven rack and pour boiling water into the pan until it comes halfway up the sides of the molds. This water bath keeps the temperature low enough to prevent the eggs from curdling.
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