Fastest-ever lemon pudding

Fastest-ever lemon pudding

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 4 mins Plus 1 minute resting

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Being short of time needn't stop you making your own pudding. This microwave-friendly sponge pudding is ready in 10 minutes and can easily be a chocolate pud too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
457
protein
6g
carbs
55g
fat
25g
saturates
14g
fibre
1g
sugar
34g
salt
0.75g
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Ingredients

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g softened butter
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • zest 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 tbsp lemon curd
  • crème fraîche or ice cream, to serve

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Method

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2008

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sporzier's picture
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Absolutely fantastic! Incredible texture for a microwaved pudding. I've since tried to make it with fresh chopped ripe pears instead of the lemon curd and it worked equally well. I'll definitely use that recipe as a base for other quick puddings!

Frantic Flapjack's picture

This was really good. My teenage daughter mixed it and cooked it in the same bowl, so less washing up! After 3 minutes, it didn't look cooked enough, so she did another 2 minutes. On reflection 1 more would have been enough. It still made a speedy, yummy pud though.

mrsnoonoo's picture
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Lovely pudding. Used my food processor and the whole thing took less then 10 mins. Sponge was really light, very impressed. Will be making this on a regular basis. Will also try the chocolate one as well. Fantasic for unexpected visitors - just so easy.

eleanor7's picture
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Really easy and quick to make. We had it for tea tonight and there were no left-overs!

juliebahrain's picture
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Very quick, very easy, actually made it in 10 mins!

mcroft's picture
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Really easy and so yummy my Mum was visiting and said I shouldn't have gone to so much trouble wasn't going to tell her I didn't. Have just made the chocolate pudding which the children loved.

colloggett's picture

Haven't tried this one yet. Sounds a must so will report back.

beth_rowe's picture
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This is brilliant - totally easy and delicious. We've made it twice in the last two weeks, not good for the waistline but yummy. I guess the quality of the lemon curd makes quite a bit difference - that said, we made it with cheapo supermarket stuff first time and it was still delicious.

lu-belle's picture
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So quick and easy - will definitely make this again.

kellett's picture
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Very quick and easy to make. Tastes fab. I used Sainsbury's Taste the Difference lemon curd which was delicious.

sharon0ne's picture

i made this for my mum, she said it was one of the best puds she has had, very easy to make.

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