Easy Lemon Self Saucing Pudding

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"Been looking for the lemon delicious recipe I cooked many years ago but somewhere along lost the clipping (before ZAAR time) and this seems to come close to it though called a pudding (maybe searching in the wrong area) but it was good though sweeter than I remember (would need to work on the sugar content), certainly don't remember having the sprinkle sugar on top as per this recipe but I believe that what gives it its crispy top in this recipe. Serving suggestion was 4 but I think could be easily stretched to 6 served with cream and or icecream. I found that 1 lemon gave me the rind and juiced that but needed to juice a second lemon to get the full 1/2 cup (got a little more than that and added the lot)."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (198 g)
  • Calories 342.3
  • Total Fat - 7.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 18.6 mg
  • Sodium - 86.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 67.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4 g
  • Sugars - 43.8 g
  • Protein - 5.3 g
  • Calcium - 56.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Grease a 4 to 6 cup casserole dish (deep sides).

Step 3

Batter Base - sift flour and a pinch of salt together and then add sugar and grated lemon rind, mixing well together.

Step 4

Stir in melted butter , vanilla and milk mix and stir until all flour mix is incorporated (I found a whisk is good for doing that).

Step 5

Pour into prepared casserole dish.

Step 6

Sauce - Sprinkle the mixture with the sugar and lemon rind.

Step 7

Combine the boiling water and lemon juice and carefully spoon some of over the batter and sugar topping, until fully covered and then pour the rest of the mix over the back of the spoon.

Step 8

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving (very important to allow the sauce to thicken or otherwise will have runny liquid).

Step 9

Serve with cream and or ice cream.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is comfort food at its best. So easy to prepare and make. Similar to a self sauce chocolate pudding I make with the perfect cake an top and rich hot bubbly sweet lemon sauce all around the cake. Perfect for a cold winter's night, especially if you want something quick and easy to ward off the winter blue's and cravings. Served with ice-cream this makes for a perfect dessert.

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(1 Aug 2015)