17. Lemon Pudding Cakes

I have featured Lemon Pudding Cakes on this blog before but I thought since it is one of my favorite recipes it definitely needed to be included in the Countdown to Christmas.

If you are in the mood for lemon, this is the best dessert to serve on a cold winter's day.

It is served warm from the oven.  The top crust gives way to a fragrant lemon pudding in the center of the cakes.

Lemon Pudding Cakes

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
2 egg yolks
3 egg whites

Beat 3 egg whites stiff while gradually adding 1/4 cup sugar.

In a separate bowl whisk together the sugar, milk, lemon juice, butter and 2 egg yolks.  Gently whisk in the flour and salt.

Gradually stir in the beaten egg whites.

Pour the mixture into 5 ramekins (4-6 oz)

Place the ramekins in a roasting pan and pour boiling water into the pan.  The water should fill the pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.  Serve warm.  Dust with powdered sugar before serving.