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Old-Fashioned Custard Pie

Old-Fashioned Custard Pie

This Old-Fashioned Custard Pie is an old recipe my mom used to make when I was a girl. It’s easy to put together and perfect for a summer day.

Baked Custard with Blackberries

Baked Custard with Blackberries

Baked Custard with Blackberries is a family favorite that I’ve enjoyed since childhood. Back then, however, we simply devoured the custard pudding by itself. As an adult, I like to splurge and serve the custard with fresh berries and cream. But don’t get me wrong. 

Romantic Valentine Dinner Ideas

Romantic Valentine Dinner Ideas

My husband and I will celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day this year. Rather than fight the crowds and long lines, we’ll often stay home on our anniversary, and I’ll make a special dinner. Valentine’s Day calls for Romantic Valentine Dinner Ideas!  Continue reading Romantic Valentine Dinner Ideas

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Tiramisu with Cream Cheese

Tiramisu with Cream Cheese is a delicious recipe to try the next time you serve an Italian dinner for your family! 

Frog Eye Pasta Salad

Frog Eye Pasta Salad

Many years ago, when I was first married, my mother-in-law served Frog Eye Pasta Salad at one of our family gatherings. I had never seen or tasted it before and thought it was quite wonderful. Of course, the name really catches your eye and imagination 

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding Cake

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding Cake

This Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding Cake is a recipe I made as a girl. It’s light and fluffy, with the perfect amount of lemon. A delicious summer dessert to serve after a light meal.

I was always intrigued by pudding cakes–cakes made from scratch that somehow “magically” turned into a cake with pudding on the bottom. These recipes were apparently quite popular in the 1970’s as I remember making them often. Lemon and Chocolate. I recall there also being cake mixes that you could buy.

Serving Lemon Pudding Cake with Whipped Topping

With the advantage of the internet, the history of these little sponge pudding cakes shows they have been around for over a hundred years! Read an informative article about pudding cakes from Fine Cooking Here. 

No matter how long they have been around or even the science behind the recipe, pudding cakes are easy and delicious to put together and make a wonderful summer dessert to share with your family.

 

Ingredients for Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding Cake

  • granulated sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • butter (melted)
  • lemon zest
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • large eggs
  • whole milk
  • powdered sugar, for dusting

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for Lemon Pudding Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Prepare Your Ingredients

Prepping Lemons

Using a fine-edged grater, zest one large lemon. Squeeze the juice of 1-2 lemons with a citrus juicer to equal 1/3 cup lemon juice.

I like to roll citrus fruit (oranges, limes, or lemons) on the counter or table with the palm of my hand to help release its juices. Back and forth, over and over. You may also heat the fruit in a microwave for a few seconds to get even more juice. 

Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 10-15 seconds.

Carefully, separate the egg whites from the egg yolks and place them in two separate bowls.

 

Prepare the Pudding Cake

In a large mixing bowl, sift together the granulated sugar, all-purpose flour and salt.

Mixing the Butter into the Batter

Stir in the melted butter, lemon zest, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Measuring Out the Milk and Dividing the Egg Yolks from the Egg Whites

In a glass measuring cup whisk together 3 egg yolks and whole milk with a fork. Add this to the lemon mixture, stirring well to combine.

In another mixing bowl, whisk the remaining egg whites until soft peaks form. You may do this by hand or with a mixer.

Folding the Whisked Egg Whites into the Cake Batter

Gently fold the egg whites into the lemon batter.

Pour the batter into the square or round ungreased cake pan. Place this pan inside a larger pan. Set both pans on a middle oven rack.

Setting Cake Pan inside of another Pan as a Water Bath

Pour hot water into the larger pan until it is about 1 inch deep, to allow the cake to bake in a water bath. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.

Placing custards or this pudding cake in a water bath helps ensure that the custard or pudding won’t curdle while baking.

The Baked Lemon Pudding Cake

The cake should spring back when touched and will have a creamy lemon pudding beneath the cake. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

You may serve this cake warm (after about 40 minutes) or cover and refrigerate for 2 or more hours to enjoy as a cool and refreshing dessert.

Serving Lemon Pudding Cake in Dessert Cups with Whipped Topping

Dust with powdered sugar before serving. If desired, scoop spoonfuls of the cake and pudding into small bowls or cups. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

This cake makes enough for 6 people.

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Recipe for Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding Cake

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding Cake

This is a recipe I made as a girl. It's light and fluffy with the perfect amount of lemon. So good!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, Custard, Lemons, Pudding, sponge puddings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6

Equipment

Lemon Juicer
Grater/Zester
Copper Bowl
Stainless Wire Whisk

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 large eggs separated
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare Your Ingredients

  • Using a fine-edged grater, zest one large lemon. Squeeze the juice of 1-2 lemons with a citrus juicer to equal 1/3 cup lemon juice.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 10-15 seconds.
  • Carefully, separate the egg whites from the egg yolks, using two separate bowls.

Prepare the Cake - Pudding

  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the granulated sugar, all-purpose flour and salt.
  • Stir in the melted butter, lemon zest, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • In a glass measuring cup whisk together 3 egg yolks and whole milk with a fork. Add this to the lemon mixture, stirring well to combine.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk the remaining egg whites until soft peaks form. You may do this by hand or with a mixer.
    Gently fold the egg whites into the lemon batter.
  • Pour the batter into the square or round ungreased cake pan.
    Place this pan inside a larger pan. Set on a middle oven rack.
  • Pour hot water into the larger pan until it is about 1 inch deep. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  • Cake should spring back when touched and will have a creamy lemon pudding beneath the cake. Allow to cool on a wire rack. You may serve this cake warm (after about 40 minutes) or cover and refrigerate for 2 or more hours to serve cold.
  • Dust with powdered sugar before serving. If desired, scoop spoonfuls of the cake and pudding into small dessert bowls or cups. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream. Serves 6.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg
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Easter Dinner Menu Ideas

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Chinese Dinner Menu Ideas

Chinese Dinner Menu Ideas

Our family loves Chinese food, and I have been known to go all out at least once a year and make a huge feast in our home for family and friends! I’m always on the look-out for delicious recipes to add to these Chinese Dinner Menu Ideas, so that everyone feels they are at a Chinese Buffet! 

Yes, it’s a lot of work, but if you do as much preparation as possible ahead of time, things go more smoothly.

I’ll plan the menu out on paper, deciding what steps I can do ahead of time in an effort to save myself from that last-minute craziness. And it does help. But there’s no stopping it. It’s always crazy at the last minute. Especially when you’ve created this four-course dinner for ten that includes Egg Drop Soup, Fried Egg Rolls, Crab Rangoon, Fried Rice and two-three main dishes–because not everyone may like Beef Teriyaki!

This year, our family is going to do a Chinese Potluck Dinner, where each couple brings a dish or two to the dinner. I think this idea is going to work wonderfully. If you enjoy Asian cuisine or Chinese food, I hope you will give some of these recipes a try! They are some of our favorites!

 

Chinese Dinner Menu Ideas – Starters

Easy Egg Drop Soup is a delicious and simple recipe to begin your meal. Serve with Fried Rice, Egg Rolls, or your next stir-fry dinner. I like to serve the soup with fried wonton strips. So yummy! 

Easy Egg Drop Soup
This is a very easy recipe to serve with Fried Rice, Egg Rolls, or your next stir-fry dinner. Serve with fried wonton strips.
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Making your own Egg Rolls calls for a bit of work, but it is well worth the effort. My family loves them–even more than those at restaurants. These little gems are filled with sausage and well seasoned vegetables, and are then fried in deep fat for a crispy golden shell. 

Egg Rolls
Although this recipe calls for a bit of work, it is well worth the effort. Serve with Fried Rice or Egg Drop Soup. Yum!
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These little Crab Rangoon appetizers are perfect to go with your next Chinese meal. Crab meat in a seasoned cream cheese mixture enclosed in a fried wonton. So Yummy!

Crab Rangoon
We love Asian food and these little appetizers are perfect to go with your next Chinese meal.
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The Main Entree

 

Fried Rice is the perfect side for your Chinese Dinner Menu. It goes well with sweet and sour, spicy, or savory stir-fry dishes with chicken, beef, or pork. Or add in pieces of chopped meat, and it becomes a light weeknight dinner.

Fried Rice
Fried Rice is a wonderful recipe to add to your Chinese Dinner Menu. Or add in pieces of chopped meat, and it becomes a light summer dinner.
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Beef Teriyaki with Vegetables is a delicious recipe that rivals that of your favorite Chinese restaurant. Thin strips of beef in a savory teriyaki sauce. 

Beef Teriyaki with Vegetables
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Chicken Teriyaki on a Stick is a delicious recipe to make on the grill or in an oven broiler. Marinated chicken, tender, saucy, and so yummy!

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Peanut Chicken with Rice would make a perfect entree for a Chinese Dinner at home. Tender pieces of chicken breast, mushrooms, peanuts, all smothered in a savory sauce over rice.

 

Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry – This recipe is fast and easy, which makes it perfect for a weeknight dinner. Tender chunks of chicken, pineapple, bell peppers, and onion, all served up in a sweet, savory sauce over rice.

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This Sweet and Sour Pork recipe is the perfect Main Course. Tender pieces of Seared Pork. Pineapple Chunks. Carrots, bell peppers, and onions, all come together in a sweet and savory sauce.

 

I worked for months trying to get Orange Chicken with Rice just right. Crunchy pieces of breaded chicken breast in a tangy orange sauce with vegetables over a bed or fluffy rice. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

Orange Chicken with Rice
I worked for months trying to get Orange Chicken with Rice just right. Crunchy pieces of breaded chicken breast in a tangy orange sauce with vegetables over a bed or fluffy rice. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.
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Pork Lo Mein is a Asian recipe to try making for your family. Tender pieces of thinly sliced pork and vegetables in a tangy sauce served over perfectly cooked linguine. So good!

Pork Lo Mein
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Chinese Menu – Dessert Ideas

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Baked Custard with Blackberries is an easy dessert to make. You can whip it up in minutes and put it in the oven to bake. It’s light and delicious, and the perfect end to a fabulous Chinese dinner. 

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