I don't know if I've ever you told you this, but my husband is a weird one. He won't eat a orange or clementine (even the Cutie brand!) straight up but he'll sit there and cut open a Meyer lemon and suck on it. He believes we should always have lemons (and limes) just hanging around. Of course I'll buy some but more often then not they just end up wrinkled and old!
|Meyer lemons,sugar (not pictured),all-purpose flour (not pictured),salt (not pictured) eggs,milk,butter|
I do have to admit that I love buying citrus. It's so pretty! Bright yellows and orange. They smell delicious too, especially in the middle of winter. I can eat a whole bag of cutie clementines in one sitting! My tongue hates me and I get a horrible case of heartburn but I just can't stop eating them.
I originally intended to make a lemon creme brulee with these lemons. Peter has been begging me to make him some ever since I bought some ramekins. Unfortunately, my eggs were bad. I cracked them open, separated them and all seemed well. The I started stirring them up and OMG! worst smell ever! It smelled like rotting chicken. I've never had eggs go that bad on me, ever.
I felt bad that my honey wouldn't get his creme brulees but I just wasn't up to all the egg separating again. Instead I found this Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake recipe on the back of my bag of Meyer lemons.
Actually when I read the title of the recipe I missed the whole pudding part of it's description. A minor oversight I suppose but when your expecting a cake and you get pudding and a cake it's quite the surprise.
After the cake had come out of the oven a cooled off I was very surprised by how kind of runny it was in the middle and sort of freaked out. Two baking disasters in one day? Really?! So I take a look at my recipe again to trouble shoot and realize that everything is all right because it's a pudding cake and not a sponge cake like I first thought. Interesting.
So being the adventurous eater that I am I force my husband to try it out first. He was a bit confused too but assured that I wasn't trying to poison him he took a bite and didn't die. The cake is very yummy. I would have liked it a bit more on the sour side but Meyer lemons are kind of on the sweeter side so that might not be very possible. If I make it again I'm going to add a wee bit less sugar.
If your interested in making this pudding cake yourself you can check out the recipe here. I didn't make any changes and made just as the direction on the back of my bag instructed me to.
Link to Recipe: Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake