The perfect old fashioned lemon delicious pudding recipe – simple and so yummy! This family-friendly dessert is the ultimate comfort food.
This Old Fashioned Lemon Delicious Pudding is about as classic as it gets! This version is based on an old hand-me-down family recipe (my favourite kind!). The thing that I love about classic desserts is that they are so easy, budget-friendly and you probably have most of the ingredients at home. Really, those previous generations were pretty clever when it came to cooking – basic, yummy and cheap. And who doesn’t love that!
This Lemon Delicious Pudding is one of my favourite desserts and it really is so easy. It’s the best thing to make on a weekend when you’ve got the oven going already and you can just pop the puddings in while you’re eating dinner. I like to make my lemon delicious puddings in individual ramekins (which is actually a bit of a trendy modern take on this recipe), but if you want to cook it as a whole pudding, just increase the cooking time to 40 minutes. You’ll know your puddings are cooked when they spring back when you lightly press on the top.
I must say, whoever thought of the name ‘Lemon Delicious Pudding’ was really pretty spot on! I can’t think of a better way to describe it. It’s lemony and it’s delicious… oh and it’s a pudding too. Tick, tick and tick! Who needs a fancy-pants name when you can just call it exactly what it is. I just love the fluffy top layer covering the yummiest, creamiest lemon sauce at the bottom. Sprinkle over a little icing sugar before serving and you’ll be the most popular person in the house. Quite possibly even the world (ok, that may be exaggerating things ever so slightly).
For a yummy variation, try adding the pulp of 2-3 passionfruit into the mixture before you cook it. It gives it a lovely tropical flavour.
This is just like the old fashioned lemon delicious pudding your mum or grandma would have made when you were little. It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion… but particularly when you can’t be bothered going to the supermarket to buy ingredients! Now I’m pretty sure your grandma wouldn’t have made her lemon delicious in the Thermomix, but I’ve included those instructions too – just for the fun of it!
What’s your favourite classic dessert? Did you grow up eating lemon delicious too?
Old Fashioned Lemon Delicious Pudding
- 3/4 cup caster sugar
- 40 g soft butter
- 2 tbs self raising flour
- Juice and rind of 1 lemon
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbs icing sugar for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Grease 4 ramekins with butter and set aside (or you can use one large pie dish).
- Cream the butter and sugar together with electric beaters until pale and creamy.
- Add the finely grated lemon rind and the egg yolks and beat until smooth.
- Sift the self raising flour over the top and beat until combined.
- Add the milk and lemon juice and beat again until the mixture is smooth.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until stiff peaks have formed.
- Fold half of the eggs white mixture into the lemon mixture and fold to combine.
- Repeat with the other half of the egg whites.
- Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared ramekins (or pie dish).
- Place the ramekins into a baking tray and pour hot water into the tray until it is halfway up the side of the ramekins (or pie dish).
- Bake for 25 minutes or until golden, risen and the top springs back when gently touched (if you're making one large pudding, you'll need to increase the cooking time to 40 minutes).
- Sprinkle over icing sugar to serve.
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
2. Grease 4 ramekins with butter and set aside (or you can use one large pie dish).
3. Insert the butterfly and place the 2 egg whites into the bowl. Beat for 1 minute, 37 degrees, Speed 4 or until soft peaks have formed. Set aside in a separate bowl.
4. In a clean TM bowl, add the lemon rind and mill for 10 seconds on Speed 9.
5. Add the sugar, butter, egg yolks, lemon juice, self raising flour and milk and mix for 10 seconds on Speed 8.
6. With a spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the lemon mixture.
7. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared ramekins (or pie dish).
8. Place the ramekins into a baking tray and pour hot water into the tray until it is halfway up the side of the ramekins (or pie dish).
9. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden, risen and the top springs back when gently touched (if you’re making one large pudding, you’ll need to increase the cooking time to 40 minutes).
10. Sprinkle over icing sugar to serve.