Lemon Surprise Pudding
Prepares: 4 servings
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 35 minutes
  • Ingredients
  • 2 large lemons
  • 55g (2 oz) butter, softened (¼ cup, or ½ stick)
  • 115g (4 oz) caster/white sugar (½ cup + 1 tbsp)
  • 2 eggs, large (U.K.)/extra large (N.A.)
  • 55g (2 oz) plain/cake and pastry flour (⅓ cup + 1 tbsp)
  • 150ml (5 fl oz) full fat/whole milk (⅔ cup)
  • To serve
  • Double/whipping or heavy cream
  • Equipment
  • 1 litre ( 1¾ pint) (4 cups) ovenproof dish
  • roasting tin/pan
  1. Method
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) (gas 4)
  3. First, zest one of the lemons and then squeeze out the juice from both of them. The juice should yield 150 ml (5 fl oz) (⅔ cup).
  4. Cream the butter and lemon zest together in a large bowl. Then, a spoonful at a time, add the sugar, beating well between each addition, until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  5. Separate the eggs, putting the whites into a bowl to whip later and adding the yolks to the mixture.
  6. Next sieve the flour into a separate bowl, then add a tablespoon of flour, followed by a tablespoon of milk to the mixture. Beat well between each addition until all the flour and milk have been incorporated.
  7. Now, slowly add the lemon juice to the sponge mixture. It may start to curdle but that will not be a problem.
  8. Finally, whip the egg whites until they are just stiff and then lightly fold into the mixture.
  9. Generously butter the ovenproof dish and then pour in the mixture.
  10. Bring a kettle of water to the boil. Place the ovenproof dish in the roasting tin/pan and then add the boiling water to the tin/pan until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ovenproof dish.
  11. Bake for 35 minutes until the top begins to brown and the sponge springs back when lightly pressed with the tip of a finger.
  12. Serve immediately along with a jug of cream. Surprise! Beneath the very light and airy sponge, you’ll find a lovely, thick lemon sauce at the bottom of the dish.
Recipe by Recipes to Remember at http://www.recipes-to-remember.com/desserts/lemon-surprise-pudding-2/