Self-Saucing Citrus Pudding
Citrus Pudding is a nostalgic favourite – and this super easy spin on a citrus self-saucing pudding recipe features a delicious cardamom and rose twist that elevates it to dreamy new heights.
A Saucy Little Number
In the mood for something saucy and oh-so-satisfying?
This delicious self-saucing citrus pudding is surprisingly easy to make and is a real crowd pleaser. Light, zesty and deliciously gooey, this pud is a nostalgic dish made from a much loved and treasured family recipe.
Growing up, my mum used to surprise us with it, and it was the absolutely perfect sweet finish to long, happy carefree summer days.
“Citrus Delicious Pudding” Twist
I’ve taken mum’s citrus delicious pudding recipe (as she called it) and added my own twist to it, with the addition of lime, cardamom and rose water. And rather than solely using lemon, I’ve combined it with fresh lime.
Pure citrus bliss: A light, golden sponge, delicately fragranced with rose and cardamom, on a sweet lemon and lime curd. On that note, if you’re obsessed with citrus puddings, you should also give this Citrus Posset a try.
When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemon Pudding
Often puddings and desserts are overly sweet and can feel heavy and overpowering. What I love about this pud is its lightness and the refreshing, zesty combination of lemon and lime. Citrus zest contains all the beautiful, concentrated essential oils which are released by rubbing it into the sugar – adding more depth and uniformity of citrus flavour to the dish.
Cardamom is known as the Queen of Spices – beautifully fragrant and used widely in both sweet and savoury dishes. Its intense fragrance and flavour has been likened to a combination of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
Native to India and Indonesia, we have the Moors and a bustling spice trade of more than 1000 years to thank for introducing this spice to the west.
It is delicious on its own, but the exotic combination of rose water takes the flavour to dreamy new heights.
Easy, Peasy Lemon Squeezy
When you see the end result, you could be forgiven for thinking that you need loads of experience and cooking know-how to make this lemon pudding. The truth is, it couldn’t be simpler. A beginner could confidently create this self-saucing citrus pudding simply by following the recipe step-by-step.
And, because its so easy, it makes a really good dessert option when it comes to easy entertaining.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can a pudding be “self-saucing”?
Amazingly, what starts out as a blended mix actually separates during baking. The flour pushes starches upward, while allowing the heavier sauce to sink to the bottom.
Is this dish suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, it is perfectly suited to vegetarians. Enjoy!