Monday, March 8, 2010

Lemon Cakes

If you are a lemon fan you will LOVE LOVE these!!!!!! I'm making them for Dad's 70th!

Generously butter and sugar 8 (5 oz) ramekins.

Preheat oven to 325.

5 T butter @ room temp.

6 T plus 3/4 C sugar, divided

5 eggs @ room temp., separated

grated zest of two lemons

6 T flour

1 1/4 C whole milk @ room temp.

2/3 C fresh lemon juice @ room temp.

garnish with whipped cream and berries

Cream butter and 6 T sugar until light in color, about 2 min. Add egg yolks one at a time. Stir in lemon zest and flour. Add milk and lemon juice and beat thoroughly.

Whip eggs whites until soft opaque peaks form. Slowly drizzle in 3/4 C sugar and whip until meringue forms stiff glossy peaks. Gently fold meringue into lemon mixture.

Scoop the mixture into the ramekins and gently smooth the tops. Place ramekins in a large baking pan in oven. Pour boiling water into pan within 1" of tops of ramekins. Bake 30 minutes. Remove from water bath and cool completely.

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