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Chilled Lemon Surprise Pudding
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This is wonderful served warm in the winter, but it also makes a brilliant summer pudding, served chilled with fresh strawberries or mangoes and cream. A quick thanks to Pat Malpass, a friend's mother, who showed me this way of serving it. If you've never come face to face with a lemon surprise pudding before, rush to make it, so that you can discover the surprise. Oh, okay then, I'll tempt you with the answer: the light layer of golden sponge on top masks a devastatingly lemony custard.
If you have time use the fruit and cream to decorate the pudding. Pipe a lattice of whipped cream over the top and stud it with strawberries or mangoes.
When time is too short to make a pudding, you can't fail with a beautiful mound of fresh berries - try the mixed packs of 'summer pudding' fruit - and a jug full of unwhipped double cream.
This recipe was first published in Fri Jun 01 01:00:00 BST 2001.