Queen of Puddings Recipe

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serves:

6

This classic dessert recipe combines old favourites like brioche and strawberry jam for a really tasty pudding that the whole family will just love. If you’re having friends over, this also makes a great dinner party pudding that will really take your guests back to their youth. What’s more it’s actually really easy to throw together but looks really impressive, so it’s a winner!

HOW TO MAKE QUEEN OF PUDDINGS

Ingredients

  • 568ml carton full-fat milk
  • grated rind 1 large lemon
  • 3 medium eggs, separated
  • 55g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 115g (4oz) brioche, broken into crumbs
  • 9tbsp strawberry jam, warmed
  • for the topping
  • 175g (6oz) caster sugar
  • you will need
  • 6 x 200ml (7fl oz) ramekins

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 170 C, 325 F, gas 3. Pour the milk into a pan, add the lemon rind and bring to the boil. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and caster sugar until pale and thick. Gradually whisk in the hot milk mixture and stir in the brioche crumbs.

  • Place the ramekins in a roasting tin and fill each one with the lemon custard mixture. Pour boiling water around the ramekins to make a bain-marie and bake for 30 minutes, or until the mixture has just set.

  • Remove the ramekins from the oven, brush the jam liberally over the top of the mixture and transfer to a grill pan.

  • For the topping, whisk the egg whites until stiff, but not dry, then gradually whisk in the sugar to make a meringue mixture.

  • Spoon the mixture on top of the jam in the ramekins and flash under a preheated grill for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Serve immediately. Not suitable for freezing.

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