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Lemon Sponge Custard

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tb Unsalted butter; softened
  • 2/3 c Sugar
  • 1/8 ts Salt
  • 3 lg Egg yolks
  • 3 tb All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c Strained fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ts Grated lemon zest; (up to 3)
  • 1 c Whole milk
  • 4 lg Egg whites at room
  • -temperature


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly butter a 9"x2" round pan or six
6-ounce custard cups or ramekins.

In a bowl using the back of a wooden spoon combine and mash together
butter, sugar and salt until crumbly. Beat in egg yolks. Add flour and mix
until smooth. Gradually beat in lemon juice and zest. Stir in milk.

In another bowl, beat egg whites on medium-high speed until stiff but still
moist (they will look a little curdly, but don't worry). Gently whisk the
whites into the milk mixture, blending just until no large lumps of whites

Ladle (do not pour) the batter into the prepared pan or cups; it is okay
for it to reach the top. Bake in a water bath until a knife inserted in the
center comes out nearly clean, 30 to 40 minutes for both small and large
custards. Let stand for 10 minutes in the water bath. During the baking,
the batter will divide into a layer of quivery lemon custard on the bottom
and a light, spongy cake on top.

Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled, in the mold or turned out.
Delicious served with fruit sauces such as raspberry.

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