Hello all of you Key Lime readers! My name is Jesseca, and I am SO excited to be here today from Sweet Treats & Good Eats!! I’ve brought along one of my favorite citrus recipe’s that I’m sure you are going to love! Not only are they delicious, but they are a snap to throw together! It may look intimidating, but they are a piece of cake. Literally!
(big thanks to Martha Stewart for the recipe!)
Unsalted butter, room temperature, for lining the custard cups
3 large eggs, separated
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 T. all-purpose flour
3 t. grated lemon zest
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar, for dusting
1. First, you’ll need to do a little prep work. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and coat the inside of 6 custard dishes with butter. Get a large pot of water on the stove to start boiling. A kettle works better, but unfortunately I don’t own one quite yet! Place a dish towel in the bottom of a 9×13 pan. This is going to keep the dishes from sliding around during the baking process.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until well combined. Add the flour, lemon juice, milk, and zest.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk the egg whites with the salt until soft peaks form. Gently fold into your lemon mixture. Divide between your six cups, and place onto the towel in the 9×13 dish. Place the baking dish in the oven. Here is the tricky step. You need to pour boiling water into the 9×13 pan. You want the water to go about half way up your custard dishes.
4. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until they have browned, and puffed up slightly. There should still be some custard that is visible towards the bottom of your cake. That means that you succeeded, and your cake should turn out just perfect! Dust with powdered sugar.
I do have one helpful hint though… Be heavy handed with the powdered sugar, or you may be surprised by the tartness that comes with the first bite! These treats are perfect for the days when you need something light and sweet to end a nice meal. They look impressive, and the perfect single serving size!
Thank you Kendra for letting me take over your site today! Hopefully I’ll see some of you around soon!