Lime delicious

Lime adds an extra piquancy to this simple lime delicious pudding. More delicate in texture and flavour than a classic self-saucing pudding, a delicious pudding should have a very light sponge top over a custardy sauce.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Lime delicious
  • 30 gram butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1/2 cup (110 grams) caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup (35 grams) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 millilitres) lime juice
  • 1 cup (250 millilitres) milk
  • 1 egg white, extra
  • icing sugar for dusting


Lime delicious
  • 1
    Preheat the oven to moderate (180°C). Grease a deep 1.25-litre (5-cup) capacity ovenproof dish.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, beat butter, rind, sugar and egg yolks with an electric mixer until mixture is creamy. Beat in sifted flour and juice, then gradually beat in milk.
  • 3
    In a clean small mixing bowl, beat the 4 egg whites until firm peaks form; fold through the lime mixture.
  • 4
    Pour the mixture into prepared dish. Place dish in larger baking dish containing cold water to come halfway up its side. Bake 40 minutes or until browned and just firm.
  • 5
    Dust with sifted icing sugar and serve immediately with cream or ice-cream, if desired.


This recipe must be made close to serving.