The Delia Project (#13): Lemon Surprise Pudding

Lemon Surprise Pudding

As Delia says, the surprise is that “underneath the light sponge topping there’s a delicious pool of lemony sauce”. It would be nice served hot, or cold and always with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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The Delia Project (#10): Crème brûlée

Crème brûlée

In this Crème brûlée recipe, the caramel is made separately and then poured over. I actually had to make the caramel twice, because the first time I used golden caster sugar and it just wouldn’t melt properly; it was about 5mm thick. The second time I used fine white sugar. I think my preference next time would be to caramelise the sugar with a blowtorch, but this is a good option for those people who don’t have one.

The Delia Project (#6 and #7): Flaky Fish Pie and Quick Flaky Pastry

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This pie was a real winner with the whole family! I didn’t expect it to be; I imagined both munchkins picking out the ‘green bits’, namely the gherkins and capers. So Munchkin #2 did pick out the gherkins, but he also asked if I could make this again and gave it a thumbs up 🙂

The pastry, whilst tasty, wasn’t an overall success. I think I rolled it out too thick, as it wasn’t cooked all the way through and was a bit stodgy.

** Update: The Fish Pie was so good that I made it a second time, rolled the pastry out nice and thin – amazing!