Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Easy, fresh, quick, creamy and dreamy lemon and lime pudding

Easter is just around the corner and with that, days and days of food orgies. In case you're looking for something a bit lighter to finish the meal off with, look no further. This zingy spring time treat is sure to work... well, a treat. 

Ok, so it does have some cream, eggs, sugar (and a little butter, too...) but in such a fresh, dreamy and creamy way that still manages to leave you feeling good. 

Should you want, you can also make it using just lemons. Or lime. Or, even oranges, in which case you can omit the icing sugar completely and cut back on the sugar in the curd, too. 

And the absolutely best part about this quick and easy pudding that only requires a handful of ingredients is the fact that you can make it up to 2 days in advance to ease the stress on the day itself. Though... I have a feeling you won't be able to hold off either - I for instance ate the first three in one sitting. Though I wasn't supposed to tell you that...

Serves four

Lemon and lime pudding

2 tbsp grated lime zest (about 2 limes)
1 dl lemon juice (approximately 1 lemon)
1 dl lime juice (approximately 3 limes)
2 dl sugar
4 eggs
60 g butter

2 dl cream
1/2 tsp vanilla sugar/ vanilla essence
1/2 dl icing sugar

Measure the ingredients (apart from cream, vanilla and icing sugar) into a pot and bring to just below simmer. Continue cooking over low-medium heat stirring occasionally, until the mixture starts to thicken (about 10 minutes). Drain through a sieve into a clean bowl. 

Leave to cool to room temperature and chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Whisk cream into still foam and season with vanilla and icing sugar. Fold into the curd and mix until even. Pour into serving dishes and serve immediately (or keep in the fridge, covered, until ready to serve).

Serve with berries (blueberries!), meringue crumbs or crushed biscuits for more of a cheesecake-like feel. 

In case you're looking for more sweet treats for your Easter celebrations, just go here.

And in case you're looking for inspiration for lamb, click on here.

Wishing you all a delicious and sunny Easter time with your loved ones!





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