Lemon Pudding

Lemon Pudding @Playful Cooking

People say my little brother and I look alike. We are not twins, just one year apart. He is taller than me, has a smart brain, doesn’t talk much and at times, he is very shy. Just like other siblings, we had our moments of cheerfulness, enjoyment, roughness and fights. I still remember the time when our youngest uncle was getting married. We cousins were playing around, making noises, dancing to loud music while my brother was helping dad and my other uncles arranging things for the wedding. He was always the more responsible one and now, in less than a month, my little brother is getting married. He is stepping into another stage of life and I am certain he and his lovely wife would make it a beautiful one.


Lemon Pudding @Sunshine and Smile


My tickets are booked, bags are packed and in two days, I would be flying off to home. This time, I have to be the responsible one by helping Mom in shopping, Dad in planning and my brother in whatever he needs from me. Here is the fun part about the wedding date. It’s on my birthday (no kidding)! You can’t see my face now, but I grin really wide every time I share the news.


Indian weddings are always the big fat kind, where the celebration starts few weeks in advance. We eat a lot of sweets, we laugh non-stop and crack silly jokes in between gift-packing and assembling things. Everyone is dressed in traditional attire, with jewelry and makeup, enjoying, singing or shaking their hips to some latest Bollywood tunes. It gets pretty crazy especially when the cousins, uncle and aunties get together under one roof.


Lemon Pudding @Sunshine and Smile


So if you don’t see me around for a next few weeks, you will know why! And since it’s a tradition to share good news with something sweet, I have this creamy comforting lemon pudding for you. I made this for us as an advanced anniversary treat. Very soon, we would complete 3 years and we will be blowing kisses to each other over the Skype. Sad, I know! I will miss him so much, but I am glad he would join the wedding fun, even if a little late.


Lemon and Eggs for Lemon Pudding @Sunshine and Smile


Lemon Pudding @Sunshine and Smile


I found the Lemon pudding recipe on Pinterest, which lead me to Jenn’s blog and a beautiful moment with her Grandma. It’s probably the yummiest lemon pudding we ever had. I needed to save it in my blog for future and I had to pass it on to you lovely foodies. It had a beautiful balance of tanginess and creaminess that can please any palate. I might bake the pudding once again, probably sometime next week, in my mom’s kitchen. I think they all would relish the bowl of sunshine as much as we both did.


Lemon Pudding @Playful Cooking

Lemon Pudding

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

With a beautiful balance of creaminess and tartness, this lemon pudding from Jenn's blog is easy to bake and is very comforting.


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, kept at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, separated (egg yolk in one bowl and egg white in another bowl)
  • 1 cup milk
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  1. In a bowl, whisk sugar with butter until it’s creamy.
  2. Add egg yolk to the bowl and beat until it’s smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Mix dry ingredients into the egg yolk bowl and whisk.
  5. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and milk. Whisk again.
  6. Pre heat the oven to 325F and boil a pan of water.
  7. While that’s happening, whisk egg white until it foams a soft peak.
  8. Pour beaten egg white to the egg yolk bowl. Using a spatula, very carefully fold the beaten egg whites until it’s all mixed together.
  9. Pour the mixture in separate ramekin bowls and place bowls on a baking pan. Pour hot water on the baking pan carefully until it comes half way up the ramekin bowls.
  10. Place baking pan in the oven and bake it for 30 minutes or until it’s set on top.
  11. Dust some powdered sugar and serve warm or cold.


Lemon Pudding @Sunshine and Smile

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  • Shema George
    Shema George
    February 19, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    This pudding sounds very good…and your description has made my mouth water…Will try it out soon 🙂

  • Deepa
    February 19, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    I just want to dig in !! The color is pleasing to my eyes…
    Enjoy your trip and all the fun marriage ceremonies offer…and we girls love shopping so I can imagine your thrill through this post…Ki porcho biye te?

  • Grishma
    February 19, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Is there any other word to describe how much I love your photography??? Pick that word and imagine I said it..haha
    Anyways girl you have loadsss of fun back home welcoming your bhabhi n take lotttsa pictures! Will be waiting for your post 🙂 Have a safe flight back home.

  • Jean
    February 19, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    congrats to your brother and an early happy birthday to you! I’ve been lucky enough to attend the wedding of good Indian friends and I must say it was so fun. I loved the scene and all the colorful traditional attire. I don’t exaggerate when I say I’d never seen so many beautiful people all in one room until their wedding. I can imagine how festive your brother’s wedding will be. Love the pudding! 🙂

  • Heather
    February 19, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    On the same day as your birthday? Oh my. Sounds like this wedding will be something special. I do love the traditions and festivities that accompany an Indian ceremony. Have fun.

  • Reem | Simply Reem
    Reem | Simply Reem
    February 19, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Beautiful Post.. Your words just touch the deepest cord of my heart…
    Wishing your brother and his would lovely wife a very happy and blessed life together in advance…
    You gal have loads n loads of fun… I am sure you will be the most responsible and the best ever elder sister for your little brother…
    Loads os luv n wishes to you my dearest friend!
    B/W as always gorgeous recipe lovely pics! Love them.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    February 19, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    This is so lovely, isn’t lemon season the best? Have a wonderful time celebrating with your brother and family!

  • indugetscooking
    February 19, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Have a wonderful, wonderful time at home. I am almost jealous of you right now 🙂

    Lovely pudding, and very cheerful pics.

  • Radhika@JustHomemade
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    February 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Oh Kana! That’s fabulous news… Congratulations! to your brother and warm wishes for a blissful wedded life…
    Have fun!
    The lemon pudding is gorgeous!

  • Joyti
    February 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Congratulations to your brother! I am sure you’ll enjoy the trip and the wedding – bring back lots of photos for your blogger-friends.
    The lemon puddings look delicious. Love the light and spring-like tone of your (gorgeous, amazing…) photographs in this post, too.

  • Rose/Magpies Recipes
    Rose/Magpies Recipes
    February 19, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Congrats to your brother K! Have a great time at home 🙂
    I had bookmarked a similar lemon pudding cake to try and after seeing how gorgeous yours turned out, I can’t wait to try it too 🙂
    Gorgeous gorgeous pictures, sunshine in a bowl for sure!

  • Prerna@IndianSimmer
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    February 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Aww, what a sweet post! I could actually see S and his fiancee in each line. All best wishes to him. You go fast and come back running. We will be waiting for you because you know it would be SO tough to hold all the gossip for this long 🙂 But I am sure you are going to have a blast there babe. Just please do not scream and shout at people! 😀
    Safe travels!

  • Nandita
    February 19, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Congrats to your brother Kankana. Have a fun filled trip and don’t forget to post the photographs. This lemon pudding looks so divine. I just loved deep yellow colour.

  • Rosa
    February 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Mmmhhh, exquisite! Lemon pudding is a childhood classic which I’ve never stopped loving.

    Congrats to your brother!



  • notyet100
    February 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    I am bookmarking this,..gorgeous,..

  • Eva Toneva
    Eva Toneva
    February 19, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    How beautiful and delicious! Amazing photos again! 🙂

  • Nami | JOC
    Nami | JOC
    February 19, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Congratulations to your brother’s wedding! You must be excited! My brother (2 year younger than me) is not married (still dating) and I cannot wait to go to his wedding! 😀 You must be so excited to go home and have a huge celebration. I love your lemon pudding recipe as well as your beautiful photography. You always remind me how important it is to have good photos to go with recipes because I always want to make it after I see your pictures. Have a safe trip home (if I don’t get a chance to say so)!

  • Nash at Plateful
    Nash at Plateful
    February 19, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Yayyy this is such exciting news — so happy for you and your brother! Congrats and have great fun at the wedding! This is a very beautiful post, and I’m in love with your photos 🙂

  • Ella-HomeCookingAdv
    February 20, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Great photos as always, you actually convinced me to try a lemon pudding even though I am not a big fan of too lemony:) desserts. Have a nice trip!

  • Sarvani
    February 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Kankana.. My mother has been after me forever to make this dessert… she has fond memories of this dessert as a newly wed when one of her first friends in the new city used to make it!! Have fun back home!!

  • Susan
    February 20, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    This recipe looks and sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing it. Ypur photos are also so beautiful! Keep up the good work. O, and have fun at the wedding!

  • Mallika
    February 20, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Congrats on your brother’s wedding! Sure, it calls for celebration. Your lemon puds look spectacular!

  • nisha
    February 20, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Not a big fan of citrussy desserts..but couldnt refuse appreciating the beauty of the pictures 🙂

  • Charul
    February 20, 2013 at 5:15 AM

    Beautiful recipes and amazing pictures Kankana!! I have been following lots of food blogs for a while now and I felt bad that it took me so long to find this one. One of the best blog I’ve ever seen. Love your pictures and the site layout..simple and pleasing. 🙂

  • Soma
    February 20, 2013 at 5:45 AM

    My bestest wishes to your brother and to be wife!! Go have fun and enjoy. I can imagine and just imagine how much fun and laughter there is going to be.

    this is lip smacking good. Anything with citrus makes me drool. a pretty sunshine post.

  • pavithra
    February 20, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    My wishes to your brother and his life partner. I can think how happy you must be now.. yes soon I will be in this situation and I am waiting for that day. Enjoy enjoy to the fullest. Advance Happy anniversary Kankana dear. Wonderful and bright post !!!! Anything citrusy I am in….love and yumm 🙂

  • Kate@Diethood
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    February 20, 2013 at 7:16 AM

    I LOVE Indian weddings!! Big, fun, colorful, delicious! Have a great time!! I’m sure you will enjoy yourself with friends and family.

    This lemon pudding is so lovely, and your photos are damn gorgeous!

  • Abbe@ThisIsHowICook
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    February 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Lemons! They are gorgeous and delicious. Just like that wedding will be. Have fun.

  • IshitaUnblogged
    February 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Kankana, beautiful cake and amazing photography as usual:) Wishing the both of you a very Happy Anniversary in advance and a lot of good wishes to your li’l Bro and his to-be wife! I am very close to my brother, so can almost feel what you are feeling. Enjoy, have fun – hope you can click amazing pictures of a Bengali wedding and share it on your blog.

    BTW, I made a post on Luchi mentioning you and taking the entire title from our conversation – ‘If Bruschetta remains Bruschetta and Crostata remains Crostata, then Phulko Luchi should be nothing else but be called Phulko Luchi!’ Do hop in when you have some time.

    Enjoy a lot:)

  • Sylvie @ GitK
    Sylvie @ GitK
    February 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    So much to celebrate, a wedding, birthday and anniversary! Enjoy!

  • Colette @ JFF!
    Colette @ JFF!
    February 20, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    This would be killer good with fresh blueberries, no?

  • Terris | Free Eats
    Terris | Free Eats
    February 20, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Your photography just makes me want to grab a spoon and eat this! It looks so light and refreshing. Beautiful!

  • Kiran
    February 20, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Perfect lemon pudding! Enjoy at your brother’s wedding and revel in the memories of all 🙂

  • Arch
    February 20, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    That pudding looks amazing ! And I can imagine how much fun you will have there. I totally enjoyed my brother’s wedding. Have fun Kankana and happy birthday and happy anniversary in advance…have a super time and come back soon with some delicious recipes 🙂

  • Vijitha Shyam
    Vijitha Shyam
    February 20, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Aw, this was so bloody yummy. Such a refreshing dessert for sure. You have a lovely time girlie. Best wishes to S & P. Come back soon. We will misshhh you Kannnana aunty! 😉

  • reese@SeasonwithSpic
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    February 21, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    This is one sweet way to begin the celebration for your brother’s big day! Your excitement and joy for your brother is definitely heart-felt. Have a fabulous time with the family, Kankana!

  • vanamala
    February 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Sounds yummy….very nice food site…

  • Eva
    February 21, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    It looks so wonderful, what a beautiful and vibrant yellow! I feel like I can smell the sweet lemon smell just by looking at the photo. Sounds delicious!

  • Kristi Rimkus
    Kristi Rimkus
    February 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Congratulations to your brother! Weddings are so fun, and when it’s family, they’re even better. I adore lemon and pudding, so when I saw this recipe, I just had to stop by and tell you how wonderful it looks.

  • nipponnin
    February 21, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Super cute pics! The refreshing pudding I want to have right away! Congratulations to your brother!

  • Gourmantine
    February 22, 2013 at 5:36 AM

    Congrats to your brother. This is such an exiting part of life, and so lovely for the whole family to gather. This lemon pudding looks spectacular!

  • Lail | With A Spin
    Lail | With A Spin
    February 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    So many celebrations..a wedding, a birthday and an anniversary. Congrats to your brother and the entire family. The pudding looks fabulous.

  • Radhika Vasanth
    Radhika Vasanth
    February 22, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Going home is fun and it quadruples if there is a wedding in the family. My hearty wishes to your little brother and bhabhi. Wishing them a blissful married life.

    And this pudding looks so luscious. Probably I will make them sometime soon

  • Charul @ Tadka Masal
    Charul @ Tadka Masal
    February 23, 2013 at 3:21 AM

    Congrats on ur bro’s wedding! enjoy to the fullest!
    Lemon and tomatoes are like my weakness. Loved the pics here.

  • Gabriela
    February 23, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Such wonderful bright colors you captured! Have a wonderful time at the wedding and enjoy your reunion with the family!

  • jehanen@thecookingdo
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    February 24, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Came across your blog from DMLGIT- a belated congrats on winning! The photography is simply mesmerising! I love desserts with lemon, hope to see glimpses of the big fat wedding on your blog soon:-)

  • Kitchen Belleicious
    Kitchen Belleicious
    February 26, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    oh how delicious and refreshing. I can taste it now- it looks almost too pretty to eat but not pretty enough- I would eat the whole thing

  • Kala
    February 28, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Gorgeous images – they make this pudding look so delicious.

  • Helene Dsouza
    Helene Dsouza
    March 6, 2013 at 6:18 AM

    Congratulation to your brother’s upcoming marriage. =) I can’t imagine my siblings getting married, I have to admit it would be weird first. They are my little sis and bro.

    I always enjoy your pictures, especially your lemon pudding today is so inspiring. If you say this is the best lemon pudding ever, I ll believe you.

  • Chandrani
    March 6, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Very flavorful and lip smacking pudding. Beautiful click.

  • Pia
    March 7, 2013 at 4:49 AM

    Kankana, that looks like warm weather on a plate. And now that you’re going home to family, it’ll be sunnier still. Have a wonderful time. There’s nothing like a wedding in the family!

  • Wizzy
    March 10, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Spectacular colour of course it makes me want to dig right in.

  • erin @ yummy supper
    erin @ yummy supper
    March 11, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    I bet you guys are shaking your hips right now!

    I’ve heard the best things about Indian weddings – I hope you are savoring it all.

    And your lemon puddings look delish. Creamy lemon goodness.


  • Hari Chandana
    Hari Chandana
    March 15, 2013 at 4:01 AM

    Woww.. Very delicious and tempting pudding.. can’t take my eyes from your snaps.. Awesome job dear.. love it 🙂

  • Aunt Clara
    Aunt Clara
    March 17, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Have fun, make tons of pictures, travel safe and give my best wishes to your brother. Hope to see you soon back blogging.

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