There's something so fresh and light about lemon. The refreshing tang that balances out the sweetness makes these lemon pudding cakes the perfect dessert as we get further into these spring and summer nights!
~Lemon Pudding Cakes~
Courtesy of Real Simple
Serves 6 | Hands-On Time: 15m | Total Time: 1hr
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled3 large eggs, separated2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into small pieces
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 teaspoons turbinado or some other coarse sugar
1. Heat oven to 350° F. Place six 4-ounce ramekins or a 2-quart baking dish inside a large roasting pan.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and flour; set aside. In a second medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and butter until combined. Whisk in the milk and lemon zest and juice. Add the lemon mixture to the sugar mixture and whisk until smooth.
3. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and salt on medium-high until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. In 3 additions, gently fold the egg whites into the lemon-sugar mixture.
4. Divide the pudding mixture among the ramekins or pour into the baking dish. Dividing evenly, sprinkle with the turbinado sugar. To the roasting pan, add just enough hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins or baking dish. Bake until the tops are golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes for cakes in ramekins and 30 to 35 minutes for a cake in a baking dish.
Make ahead tip: The batter can be prepared and poured into the ramekins or baking dish up to 4 hours in advance. If you do this, do not sprinkle with the turbinado sugar. Refrigerate, covered. Top with sugar just before baking.
Hope this ends your weekend on a sweet note!