A tasty dessert that is sure to impress even your mother-in-law

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Hello and welcome to all about food. This week we’re keeping it sweet…

Hello and welcome to all about food. This week we’re keeping it sweet…

Ask gingergirl

Hello gingergirl,

I’d like to bring dessert to my mother-in-laws when we visit next week but I don’t think I can match her high standards! Help please!

Louise, Adare.

Hello Louise,

Don’t fret; I always say dessert tastes even better when someone else makes it for you! No doubt you’re mother-in-law will appreciate your gesture but just to ensure you are…I mean your dessert is a big hit, I highly recommend making this Lemon Pudding.

I am a big fan of lemon pudding, there is something so elegant and timeless about this classic so present it with pride Louise! Your MIL is about to be blown away!

Saucy Lemon Pudding

(serves 4)

50g of butter

200g of caster sugar

1 lemon, zested

100ml lemon juice

3 eggs

50g of plain flour, sifted

250ml of milk

icing sugar for dusting

Heat the oven to 180ºc (160ºc for fan ovens). In a food processor, whisk the butter, sugar and lemon zest until they are pale and creamy. Gradually add the lemon juice, egg yolks, flour and milk and mix until you have a smooth batter. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until firm but not stiff, and gently fold the two mixtures together.

Pour the mix into a buttered ovenproof baking dish and place in a baking tray half filled with hot water. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top is lightly browned and set and there is a gooey lemon curd below. Remove the dish from the tray, dust with icing sugar and serve with a jug of cream.

A date for your diary

Get ready to enjoy an evening of food and entertainment with TV Chef and award-winning food writer, Catherine Fulvio.

Catherine will share some of her delicious and doable dishes at a special cookery demonstration in Thomond Park Suite, on Friday 11th April kicking off with a mini local artisan market at 6pm followed by the demonstration starting at 8pm.

Proceeds will go to Clare’s Wish Foundation, which grants a “Wish” for Adults and children with a life threatening condition. The only charity in Ireland grants Adults a “Wish”. www.clareswishfoundation.com

Tickets for the cookery demonstration with Catherine Fulvio are priced at €20 and available from www.ticketmaster.ie also 0818-719300. Ticket Master agent in Limerick is Gleeson’s Sport shop, William Street.

For further information about the event clareswishfoundation@gmail.com or 061-633301

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email: helen@gingergirl.ie

Gingergirl aka Helen Keown is an artisan food producer who produces a range of handmade luxury jams, preserves and chutney’s made from local, seasonal or organic ingredients. Helen’s produce is available nationwide from independent food emporiums and is also available at selected food delis across Europe.

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