Thursday, April 2, 2009

What's for dessert? Hot Toddy Pudding Cake!

Seriously. This stuff is good. Hank, being the culinary adventurer he is, made this today after about a month of salivating over the recipe. Dreams do come true. It is tasty! I was skeptical at first, because it was neither a 1. cookie, or 2. included chocolate chips...but let me tell you, it is well worth making! Try it!

Hot Toddy Pudding Cake
serves 6 (or 2 people really into food)
Eat this while it's still warm from the oven

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 Tbsp mild honey
1 tsp grated lemon zest
3 large eggs, separated, at room temperature 30 minutes
1/3 cup sugar

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in middle. Butter a 1 1/2-qt shallow baking dish

-Whisk together flour and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together milk, lemon juice, butter, honey, zest, and yolks, then stir into flour mixture.

-Beat whites with an electric mixer at medium speed until frothy. Increase speed to medium-high and add sugar, 1 Tbsp at a time, beating until whites just hold stiff peaks.

-Stir about 1/3 of whites into flour mixture to lighten, then fold in remaining whites gently but thoroughly. Pour batter into baking dish and bake in a water bath (Put filled pan in a larger pan and place in oven, then add enough boiling-hot water to reach halfway up the side of the smaller pan) until puffed and golden-brown, 45-50 minutes. Serve warm.



  1. thanks Hank and marissa! you two are keeping this blog alive!

  2. have all the ingredients...will be making this soon. thanx

  3. This seems like a creme brulee, is it similar?