SO…I decided to make them again the other night when we had some friends over. I shook it up a little and incorporate some blackberries that Maya and I picked earlier that day.
What you need…
3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
3 large eggs (separated)
2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (room temp)
1 Cup Whole Milk
1 Teaspoon Finely Grated Lemon Zest
1/3 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice and Blackberry Juice ( just strained a handful of berries and then filled the rest of the 1/3 Cup with lemon juice 🙂
1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
3 Teaspoons Turbinado or Some Other Coarse Sugar
What to do…
Heat oven to 350° F.
Place six 4-ounce ramekins into a 9×13 Pyrex dish.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and flour; set aside.
In a second medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and butter until combined.
Whisk in the milk and lemon zest and juice. Add the lemon mixture to the sugar mixture and whisk until smooth.
Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and salt on medium-high until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes.
In 3 additions, gently fold the egg whites into the lemon-sugar mixture.
Divide the pudding mixture among the ramekins (about 3/4 of a cup each). Dividing evenly, sprinkle with the turbinado sugar.
Refrigerate for a couple of hours if you have the time.
To the roasting pan, add just enough hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
Bake until the tops are golden brown. I accidentally undercooked mine at 35 minutes, and honestly the general consensus was that was a happy accident. Original recipe says to cook for 40-45.
Take out of the pan and let cool on a rack.
Here’s what I would do again, but didn’t have time to do this time, which is why the pudding and cake aren’t as separately defined. I refrigerated the cakes for a few hours before cooking and the pudding was creamy and the top cake was solid but moist. Also, you can eat them right away, and it will be more like a lemon molten cake. To each his own, but cold lemon sounded better to me. 🙂
Can make one large cake (probably best in an 8×8 pan). If you do that cook for 30-35 minutes.
For reference, here’s what the original lemon cakes looked like that I refrigerated for a few hours before baking. A definite distinction between the pudding and the cake. Either way…still so good!
Ready for some more blackberry inspiration? Try these Blackberry Vanilla Coconut Pops. Low sugar and kid approved! Not just for the kids, these are a cool treat for anyone on a summer day.
2 cups blackberries
2 Tbsp honey, divided (or more if needed)
1 tsp vanilla, divided
1 can full fat coconut milk
1 Tbsp water
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine blackberries, 1 Tbsp water, 1 heaping Tbsp honey. Simmer, stirring gently, 3 to 5 minutes. Mash berries with a spatula as they cook. Remove from heat and add 1/2 tsp vanilla.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing with spatula to extract all liquid. Discard solids, and set liquids aside to cool.
In another saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the coconut milk with another 1 heaping Tbsp honey. Simmer, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat, stir in 1/2 tsp vanilla, and set aside to cool.
Fill pop molds 2/3 full with coconut mixture and then pour in blackberry mixture until mold is full. Insert sticks and freeze.
As mentioned in my blog post on the topic last week, Blackberry season is in full swing and so much fun! The berries are fun to pick, eat and make yummy things with. Today, a Blackberry Crisp.. pretty much paleo, but add some vanilla ice cream for some non-paleo, but totally delicious, goodness!
4 cups blackberries
1/4 cup sweetener like honey or sugar as needed (if you have very ripe blackberries this may not be needed and you can certainly make it without sweetener for a slightly tarter crisp)
For the topping
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup golden flax meal (or any ground flax)
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Vanilla Ice Cream and mint leaves for garnish
Rinse blackberries, drain well and pour into glass baking dish (9×11″ works well) and drizzle with some honey or sprinkle with sugar (as needed)
Mix topping ingredients with a fork until butter is distributed and ingredients are combined well
Sprinkle topping evenly over berries
Bake @ 350 for 35-45 minutes with tinfoil on. Remove tinfoil and bake for another 10 minutes as needed or until crust is a golden brown.
Enjoy with your favorite vanilla ice cream or drizzled with some cold coconut milk
It’s blackberry season in Seattle! The season can be pretty long depending on weather. A bunch can have flowers, little green berries, ripening red berries and juicy sweet blackberries all at once! 🙂
Blackberries are known for their fiber and nutrients (like vitamin C and K) and antioxidant properties.. and of course, their tastiness! They are a great berry for pies, cobblers, crisps, shakes, cordial and other drinks.
We have a lot of recipes with blackberries on this blog, simply type in the keyword on our homepage! Because blackberries tend to grow wherever the vines reach, it’s a great activity for big and small.. berries are often found at or near ground level. Pick, eat, enjoy! And I’ll be posting more recipes as the summer goes on! 🙂
Last week I posted a Blackberry Jalapeno Syrup. It’s a great recipe to make in advance, store in fridge and use when ready. Try this non-alcoholic bubbly beverage for a sweet and spicy, but refreshing drink! Too spicy for kids, but you could certainly make the syrup without the jalapeno for a non spicy version! 🙂
1/4 cup Blackberry Jalapeno Syrup
Carbonated water (plain or lime flavored)
Fresh blackberries and a lime wedge or wheel for garnish
Pour syrup into tall glass filled with ice
Fill rest of glass with bubbly water and garnish with fresh blackberries and lime
As Blackberries start to ripen, this is a GREAT base recipe that you can make up to a week in advance and store in your fridge. I’ll post a couple of drinks next week! Jalapeno adds a lot of heat, but you could certainly leave that out if you want a non spicy syrup!
Ingredients (makes 1 ½ cups)
1 cup Sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
Combine the sugar and water in a small pot and bring to a brief boil over medium heat.
Transfer the syrup to a blender and add the blackberries and the jalapenos. Blend until smooth. To extract the seeds, pour through a fine mesh strainer into an airtight container or mason jar. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.