Saturday, February 23, 2008

Lemon Pudding

The approaching hot summer, JFI-Lemon, non stop cravings for chilled tangy drinks and comforting desserts, a simple n cool recipe, all made me try out this easy breezy lemon pudding from here.

The recipe reproduced,(Serves 4)

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 1/2 cups milk
3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
Pinch salt
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

Whisk the sugar and the cornstarch together in a medium saucepan. Add the milk and whisk until smooth. Add the egg yolks, zest, and salt and cook, stirring frequently at first and constantly towards the end, over medium heat until thickened enough to thickly coat the back of a spoon. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and butter. Pour through a strainer into a large serving bowl or 4 individual serving dishes. Let cool to room temperature. Chill, loosely covered, for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days, or until set and thoroughly chilled. Serve chilled.

The differences made with the actual recipe:-
When I boiled to cook the milk, cornflour and egg yolks, the whole liquid turned out to be a soft mass rather than a semi thick liquid as mentioned. So, I cooled down the mass, diluted with half a cup of cold milk and smoothened with a hand beater before chilling. Addition of lemon zest can be optional as it might contribute a bitter taste. Fresh lemon juice gives enough and more flavour and that citrus-lemony-tanginess to the dessert.

Goes to lovely n lively Coffee girl for JFI-Lime/Lemon.
Barbara, this is for you too, for the wonderful event of LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow :)

20 comments:

  1. Nice one, Bharathy! I love lemony desserts! Looks very refreshing. :)

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  2. Wow!! Awesome sis :) Lovely lovely entry to JFI!

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  3. This is more like lemon curd. I guess you can also refrigerate this in pastry/phyllo moulds.

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  4. Lovely pudding. Tompa loves those.

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  5. Its such an easy breezy pudding Bharathy!.. Thanks ..:D

    Siri

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  6. That is a great entry for JFI bharathy... looks yummy... Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  7. This is great entry bharathy !!!Have a great weekend!!!

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  9. We are desperately waiting for Spring!! :)

    Beautiful color. You can send this to Barbara for "yellow food" event, don't know the details, I will find out! Good one B.

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  10. wow..love this pudding...looks yummy and delicious,,nice pic

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  11. that looks so yellow and fellow it looks cute!

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  12. lovely colour...looks good!!!!

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  13. I make this too...but I serve them in the ready-made tartlets that I get...A nice treat for unexpected guests :)

    Love the lemony look and the garnish!

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  14. cant wait to taste that creamyy refreshing pudding

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  15. Lovely pudding for a warm weather, here it is still cold but i woudn't mind to have them. They look so creamy.

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  16. Tangy and easy pudding. Looks good and reminds me of the filling in the lemon meringue pie I made last month.

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  17. Thank you for your lovely and encouraging comments!..I was not able to Blog Hop much for the past few days!..Will definitely catch up soon..Thank you once again!:)

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  18. I love lemon pudding. Yours looks delicious. Thankyou for supporting LiveSTRONG With A Tatse Of Yellow.

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