Sunday, September 11, 2016

Lemon Surprise

Lemon self-saucing pudding, also known as lemon surprise pudding, is easy to whip up and can be ready in an hour. Make one
simple mixture and as it cooks it separates into a light sponge on top .  My girls  love making this , soooooo  easy .
PREP 15 Minutes      COOK 35 Minutes 

1         cup self raising flour
salt     (a pinch)
1⁄2      cup caster sugar (or regular  sugar)
1         teaspoon lemon rind (grated)
2         tablespoons butter (melted and mix in milk and vanilla)
1⁄2      teaspoon vanilla extract (or essence)
1⁄2      cup milk (I used  2%)

1⁄3       cup sugar (could possibly cut this by half)
1         teaspoon lemon rind (grated)
1         cup water (boiling)
1⁄2      cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

Preheat oven to 180°C.
1 .  Grease a 4 to 6 cup casserole dish (deep sides).
Batter Base - sift flour and a pinch of salt together and then add sugar and grated lemon rind, mixing well together.
2 .  Stir in melted butter , vanilla and milk mix and stir until all flour mix is incorporated.
3 .  Pour into prepared casserole dish.
Sauce :
4 .  Sprinkle the mixture with the sugar and lemon rind.
Combine the boiling water and lemon juice and carefully spoon some of over the batter and sugar topping, until fully covered and then pour the rest of the mix over the back of the spoon.
5 .  Bake for 30 to 40 minutes and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving (very important to allow the sauce to thicken or otherwise will have runny liquid).
Serve with cream and or icecream.

Heart healthy


  1. I made several of these to go with the fish fry...they was going so fast,
    Lottie went into the barn kitchen and made some more . They keep the kitchen at the barn stocked .
    Love PIC

    PS: go to WAG

  2. This sounds delicious and a nice palate cleanser after fish. Any kind of lemony stuff goes good with fish.
    I actually have a self saucing pudding recipe somewhere that has caramel sauce. I haven't made it in years. This one sounds better.
    Jake is pleased with all the recipes I sent him. They do have a slow cooker and the boys do use it. Some of the stuff they slow cooked was pretty awful. They made up their own recipes...hahahaha. I told them it was pretty good just to see their faces light up.
    Talk to you later
    Luv PIC


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