Queen of puddings

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Queen of puddings

    100g butter, softened

    140g caster sugar

    4 medium eggs, 3 separated

    75g ground almonds

    40g self raising flour

    Zest of 1 lemon

    100g soft-set raspberry or cherry jam

Preheat the oven to Gas 4/ 180°C. Lightly grease a 1.5 ltr dish with butter. Mix the butter and 100g of the sugar together until light and fluffy. Add 1 whole egg and 3 yolks and whisk until smooth. 

Fold in the almonds, flour and lemon zest. Spoon into the dish and bake for 20 minutes until light golden and springy to the touch. Spread the jam generously over the cake and allow to soak in for a minute or two. Whisk the rest of the egg whites until stiff and then slowly whisk in the rest of the sugar until glossy, stiff, peaks are formed. Spoon the merringue over the cake and bake for 10 minutes until golden. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before serving warm. 

Serves
6

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
30 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Fruit, Eggs, Sugar

Recipe Type
Dessert, Easy Recipes, Entertaining, Classics

Cuisine
English

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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