- 100g caster sugar
- 100g softened butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 100g self-raising flour
- 2 egg
The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…
- zest 1 lemon
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…
- 4 tbsp lemon curd
- crème fraîche or ice cream, to serve
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Mix the sugar, butter, flour, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla together until creamy, then spoon into a medium microwave-proof baking dish. Microwave on High for 3 mins, turning halfway through cooking, until risen and set all the way through. Leave to stand for 1 min.
Meanwhile, heat the lemon curd for 30 secs in the microwave and stir until smooth. Pour all over the top of the pudding and serve with a dollop of crème fraîche or scoops of ice cream.
Cheat's chocolate sponge
Beat 25g cocoa powder into the sponge mix instead of the lemon zest. If you have any chocolate in the cupboard, chop 25g chocolate roughly and stir through. Microwave as before. Meanwhile, put 4 tbsp readymade chocolate sauce into a bowl. Heat through, then pour over the pudding. Serve with ice cream or double cream.