Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lemon Custard Cakes~

Not sure if I have shared this before..but it's a keeper.. first of all there's lemon in it.. and it's light and refreshing.I particularly like their look and taste out of the oven..
All puffed up and steamy..

Love to add blueberries..raspberries..

La Recette~

Courtesy Every Day Food..Years ago!

Lemon Custard Cakes

Unsalted butter, room temperature, for custard cups
3 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon zest (1 lemon)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 350°. Set a kettle of water to boil. Butter six 6-ounce custard cups and place in a dish towel-lined baking dish or roasting pan.

In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar until light; whisk in flour. Gradually whisk in lemon juice, then milk and zest.

With an electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Add to lemon batter and fold in gently with a whisk (batter will be quite liquid).

Divide batter among prepared custard cups; place baking dish in oven and fill with boiling water to reach halfway up sides of cups. Bake until puffed and lightly browned (but pudding is still visible in bottom), 20 to 25 minutes. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature, dusted with confectioners’ sugar.

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  1. Lemon is in my top two types of desserts with chocolate being right up there too :) This sounds and looks delightful! I love that beautiful yellow dish that it's in too.

    What a lovely tulip! What is her name?

  2. Dear mon ami,

    I spent my lunch wallowing in a bowl of lemon sorbet with raspberry sauce. And yet, my eyeballs popped out of my head when I saw your lemon custard cakes.

    Once again, I'm grateful for the fact one cannot possibly overdose on the wonder of lemons, in this, or any other form.

  3. Susan..I got lucky..they were Costco tulips..I don't have their name..but they were my most photogenic this year.Some didn't even show up for the party..many..

    Even new ones..
    I know both of you love lemon..I have gleaned many a recipe from you both..and am grateful.
    Have a nice afternoon~

  4. i have all ingredients at home to do lemon custard... should I? guess I have to, I am hungry now.

  5. I don't know if you already posted this recipe....I just know that I like it!!! Thank you, Flavia

  6. Heavenly and lemony. Yum, what's not to like!

  7. I love anything lemon. These would be so wonderful for my fun little tea cups and they would look so beautiful too. I love the fruit in there too. I find individual desserts sooooo appealing. Your photo of the tulip is beautiful too.

    You mentioned her blog is peaceful, I think that is a perfect word for your blog. I always love visiting here.

  8. Ny file on things to make from your blog is extensive! This is another brilliant creation. I love lemon and this looks like a cloud!

  9. Lemon custard cake! That sounds like a real treat. We seem to lean toward anything "lemon"! I will give these a try.

  10. I've never made that for dessert. That sounds so good.

  11. lovely. Both the pudding/cakes and the tulips :)

  12. I love the way it looks. So simple and yet so beautiful. I am making these for sure. tq :)

  13. What a wonderful dessert. I'm always looking for other ways to use lemons - one of my husband's favourites. This is definitely a keeper!

  14. Yet another receipe to try from your beautuful blog, Monique...I agree with Yvonne, I have a file filling with your recipes.
    Thank you for the comments...I'm humbled as it is you that has taught me so much....truely!
    Shel xx

  15. Love the cake. So much. Add blueberries. Heavenly...

  16.'ll see how easy it is..remember warm is better..Thank you:)

  17. If there is lemon I know for sure I will love it. I am saving this one to impress the chef son in my family. Gros merci.

  18. I do love lemon and any time you've said something was a 'keeper' I have not been disappointed. NUM light as air and lemony good!

  19. How did you make my mouse trail fairy dust, that is pretty.

  20. Thank you..

    MC.. when I try to link w/ you as in the does not lead to a place that I can visit.
    You can have this mouse trail by Googling it..

    It is easy and you will like it..
    Don't know where or what your blog is..Sorry..this is the best I can do this way.

    Google Fairy Dust Trail

    Or Fairy Dust cursor..It has worked for some..not others..


  21. You know lemon holds a special place in my taste buds...

    and the garden in your soul food post...I agree with your husband.

    xoxo~Kathy @
    sweet Up-North Mornings...

  22. Monique, I'm having friends for lunch next week. I think I've got my dessert now. LOL
    Hope I can make it look as pretty as yours. ~ Sarah

  23. Hi Monique,
    Such a great recipe, and I really admire the yellow custard pretty.

  24. Thank you for the recipe....I love it!!! I will give it try this weekend, wish I had those gorgeous bowls that you have....I will have to come up with something!
    Thanks for the info on your friends blog giveaway, I checked it out, wow she has some lovely recipes and ideas!!!
    It's so nice to see what others make and how they present it.
    Margaret B

  25. Is this what we used to call pudding-cake? Looks like cake and there's pudding inside? I adore that, Monique! Haven't had it in ages.

  26. I do have a weakness for any lemon dessert. I'm looking forward to trying this.

  27. Il est extrêmement appétissant et la façon dont tu le présentes est magnifique aussi !

  28. How lovely Monique. I love anything with lemon in it. I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful Father's day weekend.

  29. From the looks of the pretty photos, this has to be a keeper!

  30. Thanks everyone..let me know if you like it..

    Have a great Sunday~

  31. Oh my goodness - so gorgeous! I love the little cake dishes. Anything 'refreshing' has my vote, especially now that temperatures have had the audacity to reach triple digits already.

    Very yummy-looking, M!

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  33. looks so delish, i left cool beach to return to over 100... a smooth bite would be so cooling right now~

  34. Monique, those look just wonderful!! I need to find myself some nice teacups so that I can serve them like this. So wonderful. xxoo

  35. Teacups are a great idea..oven proof pretty teacups..They will be lovely!

  36. this looks so good!! Kinda like a souffle. And it seems pretty healthy too! I do love that. Thanks!

  37. I can never resist anything lemony so the name alone of this dessert had me tempted. Looks utterly gorgeous :)