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Lemon Delicious

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A classic Aussie dessert, handed down over the years. We always use Maggie Beer's recipe. Image and recipe of Maggie Beer website.
Servings 6


  • 60 grams unsalted butter - softened
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 3 lemons - zested and juiced (need 100ml lemon juice)
  • 3 eggs
  • cup self raising flour
  • 1 cup milk


  • Preheat the oven to 160°C
  • Grease a baking dish with butter.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the lemon zest and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well between each addition
  • Slowly add the flour and milk and when combined, slowly add the lemon juice to complete the batter.
  • In a very clean, dry bowl, whisk the egg whites until peaks form.
  • Add one-third of the whites to the lemon mixture and gently fold in. Then gently fold in the remaining egg whites.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared dish/es and place in a deep-sided water bath.
  • Cook for 40 minutes, or until risen and golden on top. Or if using individual ramekins cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and dust with a flourish of icing sugar
  • Serve warm with cream

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