Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lemon Pudding, and my sorry excuse for a sink.

I've been meaning to show you my kitchen sink for awhile, but I'm not sure this photo even does it justice. It is shallow to start out with, and then the divider down the middle makes it even less functional. Did I mention that I do not have a dishwasher? What I am saying here is that it is a wonder that I ever make anything BESIDES pudding.

I've been making pudding a lot lately. It is so easy, doesn't dirty a lot of dishes, and satisfies my sweet tooth without making me feel ill. I usually make chocolate, but I recently got the bug for lemon pudding. I wasn't even sure there was such a thing outside of the world of Jello. I finally found a recipe on the Food Network. It was just like any other pudding, only you cook the milk with lemon zest, then at the end you stir in a bunch of fresh lemon juice. This fascinated me - I thought for sure it would cause the pudding to curdle. But it didn't! It just made it taste really lemony, and not at all heavy.

Lemon Pudding - from the Food Network.

- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 2 Tbsp lemon zest
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp butter
Whisk the sugar and the cornstarch together in a medium saucepan. Add milk, stir until smooth. Add the egg yolks, zest, salt and cook, stirring frequently at first and constantly towards the end, over medium heat until thickened enough to thickly coat the back of a spoon.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and butter. Pour through a strainer. Cover and chill.


Gigi said...

Ha! I have the same sink and no dishwasher either! I feel your pain, but your lemon pudding sounds delightful.

Rachel said...

YUM! We had a shallow single sink and it sucked. BUT deeper sinks are easy to install and are pretty cheap.

Emiline said...

I'm sorry about the shallow sink. It's a little funny, though...
Maybe you could use the bathtub?
That's kind of gross.

Lemon pudding sounds delightful.

Cynthia said...

Is that an Ikea cultlery set? I have one just like it :) too.

Anonymous said...

Yummy yellow lemon pudding! If you lived within even an hour of me, I'd totally be over there to get a spoonful! Alas. . . we'll have to cook together next time we hang out!

Hendria said...

I also have a shallow sink...and it is a pain....
The pudding sounds really good. :)

Brittany said...

The puddin' looks darling in the little jar.
I am so not creative like that. I would have just thrown it in some hideous plastic tupperware. Some how adorable glass jars makes food look tastier. I have to try this pud. It looks deelish.

Tartelette said...

As soon as we moved in our new house a few years ago, I asked DH to change the sink for a large one, no and wonderful! The lemon pudding sounds priceless and wonderful too!

jj said...

Never tried my hand a home made lemon pudding, sounds really good! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cakespy said...

DAMN that pudding sounds good. I would even say worth all of the pain!!! :-)

Shelly said...

I love lemon foodie items! I made a lemon pudding cake in my crockpot last week, it was okay but not the best so I think I am going to attempt to make some lemon pudding next.

I am visiting your blog from the foodie blog roll.