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Lemon puddings/desserts

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TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos · 10/03/2015 00:32

I am cooking for my Mother on Mothering Sunday and want to make a lemon-y pudding, as that is her favourite. I need inspiration: none of the usual ones have grabbed me and it needs to be easy and fool-proof as not only are we travelling that morning to her but I have four small children and get distracted very easily.

Open to hot or cold, just seeking something tasty!


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clairecasta · 10/03/2015 00:49

Do you have an asda nearby?

Asda Lemon Mousse Mix
Asda Extra Special All-Butter Pastry Case
300ml Double Cream
2 sachets of Egg White Powder

Whisk Lemon mousse mix with 300ml double cream. (as instructed on jar)
Spoon into pastry case & chill in fridge for 30 mins.
Add a tsp of water to the egg white powder & whisk until it forms stiff peaks that don't flop over.
Gradually beat in 125g caster sugar until stiff and glossy.
Smooth the meringue mix over the chilled mousse mix.
Use a kitchen blowtorch (or the oven/grill!) to turn the meringue a golden brown shade.
Serve immediately :)

clairecasta · 10/03/2015 00:50

I should probably add that this taste like a lemon meringue pie crossed with a lemon cheesecake!

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos · 10/03/2015 02:11

We have pretty much every supermarket within a couple of miles.

Is this an Asda recipe or one you made yourself? It looks very easy and sounds tasty.

I have never seen or used egg powder!

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Madamecastafiore · 10/03/2015 02:15

Lemon posset with shortbread is really nice and easy.

It's just lemon juice and rind, sugar and cream.

Then make or buy biscuits of your choosing to go with.

AuntieDee · 10/03/2015 02:17

I found a key lime pie to die for! You could make it with lemon juice instead of lime...

I didn't use pastry shells but did cheesecake type base with ginger biscuits and put a thin layer of dark chocolate before the topping.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos · 10/03/2015 02:24

Oooh, thank-you, lots of lovely ideas!

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TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos · 10/03/2015 02:29

Madame, there was a recipe for those two as a pair on BBC Food.

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lastnightiwenttomanderley · 10/03/2015 02:32

Another suggestion for lemon posset and shortbread/amaretti.

For 4 people take 300ml double cream and 75g caster sugar and slowly bring to the boil, stirring regularly constantly. Gently boil for about 3mins before whisking in the juice and rind of 1 lemon. Pour into ramekins/glasses and refrigerate for about 2hrs. This makes modest portions but you don't need much.

I like this with amaretti or stem ginger shortbread.

lastnightiwenttomanderley · 10/03/2015 02:35

Should add, one twist I do to the above is to make Gin & Tonic jelly to go with it. Bit more dinner party than mothers day but a useful twist! Nigella has a good recipe but I add a little blue food colouring to make the jelly a vivid turquoise (think.Bombay sapphire). Set in a shallow container then mash into.little chunks with a fork and pour on top of the posset like a froth. Looks great against the yellow but you need to serve to.people not phased by odd food colours!

sophie150 · 10/03/2015 02:43

There is a brilliant recipe on bbc giod food fir lemon and raspberry baskets which is simply lemon curd mixed with creme fraiche and out in a ready bought brandy snap basket garnished with some raspberries. It's so yummy and barely requires any work- you could assemble it when you get to your mums so don't have to worry about transporting it.

sophie150 · 10/03/2015 02:44

So many typos sorry!

lastnightiwenttomanderley · 10/03/2015 02:51

Here's one I made earlier. This is served in little Moroccan tea cups so not huge portions. Just leave the jelly out for something a little less scary!

Lemon puddings/desserts
rootypig · 10/03/2015 03:10

This is easy and simple but somehow an absolute showstopper - every time I've made it people rave

clairecasta · 10/03/2015 03:21

I followed the instructions on the jar, but stuck the lemon mousse filling into the pre-made pastry case. Then I thought it looked a little lacking, and needed something else, so I used the egg white powder I keep in my baking cupboard for meringues, and made the soft meringue top (again as instructed on packet!). It tasted scrummy. Can't really say I made the recipe myself though, since my only input was combining the two different packet desserts!

DevonFolk · 10/03/2015 03:21

I can't remember the exact quantities (I generally do it to taste) but mixing a jar of good quality lemon curd with 2 tubs of good quality Greek yogurt is incredible. Have done it for dinner parties with dark chocolate grated over the top.

Fadingmemory · 10/03/2015 05:03

Devon, individual yogurts or two large tubs?

DevonFolk · 10/03/2015 06:50

Large tubs. Like I say I can't remember the quantities but it's worth having two of each and mixing 2:1 then having extra lemon curd to top up if necessary.

Fugghetaboutit · 10/03/2015 06:56

Can't beat a classic tart au citron.

tb · 10/03/2015 19:33

Lemon syllabub - lemon juice, cream, sugar and brandy

There's a Delia lemon pudding that's moussey on the top, and a lovely lemony sauce underneath. (There's another version by Mary Berry in the Aga book). Served hot. It's light and not heavy and puddingy, if that makes sense.

Tarte au citron

Lemon meringue pie

scratchandsniff · 10/03/2015 19:45

Another vote for Lemon posset, it's delicious and so bloomin easy. Buy some naice shortbread to go with it. Popping candy sprinkled on top is good too.

Or this is easy and very tasty

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos · 10/03/2015 22:12

Thank-you for the ideas: I am looking into all of them. Some of them are old favourites, like tarte au citron, others lovely new discoveries.

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TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos · 10/03/2015 22:13

claire neither Asda close-by had the lemon mousse mix ...

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clairecasta · 10/03/2015 22:15

Oh, thats annoying. They usually have it in the same aisle as the jams. I made it tonight without using the kitchen blow torch, and put it under the grill. If you do even make it, I would advise a rather brief grilling! About 5-8 mins max. After 10 minutes the meringue gets a little gooey!

Oldieandgoldie · 10/03/2015 22:21

Sophie's BBC lemon and raspberry brandy baskets are fantastic! I've made them several times. You can also use chocolate or pastry cups too! Or serve with caramel shards. Loads of options. SmileSmile

daydreaming859 · 10/03/2015 22:22

Nigella's lemon meringue cake?
It might be a bit fussy if you're making 2/3 courses however - sorry if you wanted something quicker.

Have a lovely sunday whatever you decide to have.

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