Citrus surprise pudding

    55 mins

    This old-fashioned classic is sure to delight. As the pudding cooks, it magically separates into two layers, with a smooth sauce underneath and a light sponge on top.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • melted butter, for greasing
    • 75 g unsalted butter, softened
    • ¼ cup caster sugar
    • finely grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
    • finely grated zest and juice of 1 small orange
    • 3 eggs, separated
    • scant ⅔ cup self-raising flour
    • 1, 2/3 cup (450 ml) low-fat milk
    • sifted icing sugar, to dust

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Lightly grease a 1.75 litre shallow ovenproof dish.
    2. Beat the butter in a bowl until creamy, then add the sugar and beat again until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the citrus zest, then the egg yolks, one at a time.
    3. Sift the flour over the mixture and stir it in along with the milk, lemon and orange juice. The mixture will be quite runny and have a slightly curdled appearance, but don't worry, it is meant to look like this.
    4. Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl into stiff peaks, then gently fold into the citrus mixture, half at a time.
    5. Pour into the prepared dish, then place in a roasting tin and pour in enough warm water to come just over halfway up the sides of the dish. Bake for 35–40 minutes, or until the top is lightly set and golden brown. Remove the dish from the roasting tin, dust with icing sugar and serve hot.

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    Top rate recipe - now made it twice recently after repeated requests from the family. Very easy to make and has a wonderful taste.  -  27 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    I loved this - so light and fluffy. When making it again I would leave out the rind, only because my kids weren't fond of it. Overall a lovely desert though.  -  23 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)