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Queen of Puddings Recipe
(Serves 4 people)

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  • Get a large oval pie-dish
  • Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4 (180oC)

The ingredients:

570ml milk
110ml fresh white breadcrumbs
10g butter
50g sugar
Grated rind of 2 lemons
2 eggs
3 tablespoons of raspberry jam (you can use your own favourite jam if you prefer)

Cooking instructions:

  • First, boil the milk
  • Turn the stove off and stir in the butter, breadcrumbs, lemon rind and 25g of the sugar
  • Leave for about 30 minutes to soak
  • Now, separate the eggs, beat the yolks, and stir them into the mixture
  • Butter the pie-dish
  • Pour the mixture into the pie-dish and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for about 30 minutes or until the pudding is set
  • When the pudding is set, spread the jam on top
  • Now whisk the egg-whites until they are very stiff
  • Add the remaining 25g of sugar and whisk the whites again until stiff
  • Spoon this meringue mixture over the top of the pudding and put into a very cool oven (gas mark 1/2 - 130oC). You can put a little sugar on top now if you like
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the meringue is set and golden brown

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