- Time at the Table: Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Dates;
- Red, Round or Green: Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup;
- The Jolly Tomato: Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa;
- Full Plate/Meals in a Snap: Simple Lemon Quinoa with Peas and Carrots; and
- Eat Dinner: Oven Grilled Asparagus and Homemade Garlic Mayo
But I hope you saved a little room for dessert! Today we’re making Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Pudding Cake with Fresh Berries, courtesy of Epicurious. It’s one of my go-to desserts for dinner parties because it’s made in advance and it’s a light, refreshing way to end an elaborate meal.
First, gather your ingredients. The recipe calls for Meyer lemons but you can definitely use regular lemons, as I’m doing today. Or you can take the suggestion of some Epicurious commenters and use a mixture of the two types.
Blend the egg yolks, melted butter, flour, lemon juice, half the sugar and buttermilk . . .
. . .until smooth:
Now beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. By the way, I followed the suggestion of Epicurious commenters and threw that extra fourth egg white into the bowl rather than wasting it, with no harm done.
Now add the remaining sugar in small batches . . .
until the peaks are stiff but not dry:
Then fold the lemon batter into the whites in three batches. Be as gentle as you can while folding so you don’t deflate the mixture too much:
Pour the mixture into a greased 8 x 8 x 2 baking dish nested in a roasting pan. Fill the pan with hot water until it comes halfway up the sides of the baking dish:
Bake for 45 minutes (mine only took about 35 minutes) until puffed and brown but still a bit jiggly:
Cool the pan on a rack, then chill for 3-6 hours in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve, scoop the pudding cake into individual bowls, top with mixed berries and, if you like, add a little fresh cream:
Delicious! I hope you agree.
And now for today’s Food Revolution Day giveaway! The winner of the drawing will have his/her choice of two prizes: one practical, one not so much.
The practical option is a copy of Jamie Oliver’s Meals in Minutes, to help you bring more real food to your own table every night.
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Happy Food Revolution Day!
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