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What would you call this dessert?

carswell Feb 6, 2009 12:57 PM

Lemon curd is placed in a soufflé dish, topped with lemon genoise* batter and baked. Served at room temp.

Lemon Curd Cobbler kind of gets the idea across but doesn't feel quite right.

Any ideas? Thanks!

*Lemon sponge cake leavened by stiffly beaten egg whites.

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    erin214 RE: carswell Feb 6, 2009 01:17 PM

    Upside down Lemon Curd cake? Or just lemon curd cake?

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      carswell RE: erin214 Feb 6, 2009 01:22 PM

      Lemon Curd Cake was my working title, but don't cakes have to be freestanding? As far as I know, this dessert is served from the soufflé dish, like a cobbler or a crisp.

    2. Allstonian RE: carswell Feb 6, 2009 01:35 PM

      Lemon pudding cake? Sounds like it would have a similar effect to chocolate pudding cake, where a single batter separates into a cakey topping over a "pudding" filling.

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        carswell RE: Allstonian Feb 6, 2009 01:57 PM

        Had thought of this, too, though was worried that someone seeing that name would think of one of those semi-homemade (Duncan Hines cake mix plus Jell-O pudding mix) concoctions. Didn't know about chocolate pudding cake, which definitely sounds similar.

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          roxlet RE: carswell Feb 6, 2009 03:47 PM

          Sherry Yard has a lemon pudding cake in The Secrets of Baking. I was just thinking that it looked like a great dessert to make when you don't have too much in the house -- lemon, butter, eggs, flour.

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            Hunicsz RE: carswell Feb 6, 2009 07:12 PM

            I often make lemon pudding cake (or chocolate or orange or what have you), which is one batter that separates into two layers, as stated above. This sounds like the same effect. I think most people (at least most with an interest in baking) are familar with this meaning.

        2. yamalam RE: carswell Feb 6, 2009 01:46 PM

          do you want something accurate or pretty sounding?

          It sounds like this dessert, which joy of baking calls Lemon Sponge Pudding

          Pot de Lemon sounds cool but isn't quite accurate as it's not a custard

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            chowser RE: yamalam Feb 6, 2009 01:56 PM

            That looks a little like the canary pudding with lemon curd that I've had my eye on:


            I agree, it would be easier to come up with a name if we knew if it had to be descriptive or something hokey like Sublime Lemony Heaven.

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              carswell RE: chowser Feb 6, 2009 02:09 PM

              Descriptive preferred but exceptions gladly made for inspired flights of fancy.

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              carswell RE: yamalam Feb 6, 2009 01:57 PM

              Interesting link. Thanks!

            3. Bryn RE: carswell Feb 6, 2009 03:43 PM

              Due to my love of all things lemon and especially lemon curd: "sweet and tart Sex in a souffle dish"

              1. TheSnowpea RE: carswell Feb 6, 2009 05:11 PM

                I think it simply ought to be hailed as 'Carswell Pudding'

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                  critter101 RE: carswell Feb 6, 2009 06:24 PM

                  Lemon Sponge with Curd

                  1. maplesugar RE: carswell Feb 6, 2009 07:21 PM

                    Lemon "Custard" might not technically be accurate but it sounds better than pudding, and I think if Margaret Atwood could use such license http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo... so can you :)

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                      kobetobiko RE: carswell Feb 6, 2009 07:49 PM

                      I will call it Super Lemon
                      or Lemon Fantasy
                      or Lemonaicious

                      1. ipsedixit RE: carswell Feb 6, 2009 09:54 PM

                        I'd call it ... delicious.

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