Lemon delicious pudding

22 Jun


The Hungry Mum lemon delicious puddingIf you have been playing along at home you will know that we are the proud owners of many kilograms of lemons that The Hungry Dad picked from his mum’s lemon tree. I have been busy coming up with ways to work their citrusy goodness into all manner of baking. This is not a difficult task, as I am utterly in love with lemon cakes/tarts/biscuits/cookies…

Being winter in Australia meant that it wasn’t long before my thoughts turned to warming, calorific puddings, served with cream. I have always loved a classic, old fashioned pudding – it is one of the reasons why I am so enamoured with the cold weather.

Lemon delicious ticks all the boxes, plus it is completely irresistible. The smell of this lemon dessert baking is enough to make even the most ‘oh-no-I-could-not-possibly-eat-dessert’ guest practically demand a bowl.

If you don’t already own one I suggest buying a Microplane grater to remove the zest for baking recipes. These graters remove just the rind, not the pith which can be bitter.

lemon delicious pudding... The Hungry Mum


150g unsalted butter, melted, cooled slightly

3 eggs, separated

finely grated rind of one large or two small lemons

1/3 cup lemon juice

¾ cups caster sugar

3/4 cup self-raising flour

1 1/2 cups milk

lemon delicious pudding


Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a two litre capacity ceramic or glass dish and place inside a large metal roasting pan. Fill the kettle.

In a large bowl whisk together the butter, sugar, milk, rind, juice, flour, and egg yolks until combined. Set aside.

In a bowl of electric mixer with whisk attachment beat eggwhites on high speed to soft peaks stage.

With a metal spoon, fold a quarter of the beaten eggwhites into the bowl containing the lemon mix. Once it is incorporated fold the rest of the eggwhite in until it is just mixed – try not to knock the air out of the eggwhites.

Using a large silver spoon, spoon the batter into baking dish.

Boil the kettle.

With the dish in the roasting pan pour the boiled water until halfway up the side of pudding dish.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and just set and serve immediately.

lemon delicious pudding - The Hungry Mum


22 Responses to “Lemon delicious pudding”

  1. Laura @ Feast Wisely June 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm #


  2. A Cookbook Collection June 22, 2016 at 8:58 pm #

    That looks delicious!

  3. Lorraine @Not Quite Nigella June 23, 2016 at 1:20 am #

    Such a beautiful classic dessert! 😀

  4. Fae's Twist & Tango June 23, 2016 at 2:21 am #

    It is so inviting, and looks so delicious! 🙂

  5. Our Growing Paynes June 23, 2016 at 3:08 am #

    Oh my, I have to pin this.

  6. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso June 23, 2016 at 3:35 am #

    I’m a total addict when it comes to lemon dessert. Love this one and will try it soon. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. foodfashionfranceblog June 23, 2016 at 4:12 am #

    All the baking on this site looks amazing!

    • The Hungry Mum June 23, 2016 at 12:16 pm #

      Thank you! I love your raspberry choc cake on your blog 🙂

  8. Anna @ shenANNAgans June 23, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    Oh its a goodun the ol lemon delicious! My grams used to make for us all the time. I must crack out this classic again real soon. YUM!

  9. youthfoodblog June 23, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    A great summer treat!

  10. missemzyy June 23, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    Delicious! The perfect comfort food!

  11. Sarah 'n Spice June 24, 2016 at 7:03 am #

    This looks awesome! I need to make it ASAP!

  12. bakeplaysmile June 24, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

    We LOVE lemon delicious pudding here too! Cant wait to try your recipe next time!

  13. Shari June 25, 2016 at 3:09 am #

    You are so fortunate to have all those lemons! Such a pretty dessert! It made me laugh when you talked about the guest who doesn’t want dessert demanding a bowl! 🙂 I never have understood the “not having room for dessert people!” 🙂 I always seem to have room for anything sweet.

  14. girl in a food frenzy June 26, 2016 at 9:34 pm #

    It’s been a while since I had a pudding as delicious as this! I too love lemons & this is definitely a favourite way to use up the zesty juice & rind.

    As we’ve since returned to Sydney (I’ve had) to leave our lovely lemon tree behind in Canberra. Nonetheless I look forward to returning to our big old tree (& more puddings,) one day! 🙂

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