Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Buttermilk Lemon Sponge

Disclaimer: I received 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics as a review copy. All opinions are my own. 



Courtesy of 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics by Judith Finlayson copyright 2015 www.robertrose.ca/ Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.

I love desserts. Honestly, who does not love dessert? However, I never considered using my slow cooker to prepare a dessert. That has all changed now to a wonderful slow cooker cookbook I had the opportunity to review entitled 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics (my review of 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics can be found here).

175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics by Judith Finlayson contains some FABULOUS dessert recipes that are very easy to prepare. With easy to follow instructions, even a slow cooker dessert novice, like myself, can make tasty treats.

This sponge was very moist and oh so flavorful. My men have already been asking for me to make it again. I think you and your family will LOVE it as well.

Now, on to the recipe!

Buttermilk Lemon Sponge
By Judith Finlayson

You will need:

A large oval slow cooker - My 5 quart worked nicely
A greased 4 cup baking dish

Ingredients:

1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, seperated
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, whisk together sugar and egg yolks until smooth.


Whisk in buttermilk and lemon zest and juice.



Add flour and salt and whisk until blended.



In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Gently fold into lemon mixture to make a smooth batter.


Spoon into prepared dish.

Cover with foil and secure with string.

Place dish in slow cooker stoneware and pour in enough boiling water to come 1 inch up the sides of the dish.


Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 hours, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pudding comes out clean.



So tasty and so easy to prepare. This would be a wonderful dessert to take to potlucks, showers, or anywhere you want to impress. Again, I can not even begin to describe the flavor of this recipe. The lemon is really the star; however, it is not overpowering like some other lemon desserts I have prepared in the past. I personally do not like "sour" or "lip puckering" lemon flavor and you definitely do not get that with this recipe.

I hope you enjoy!!

Love to you all from The Busy Cooking Momma!


Buttermilk Lemon Sponge
By Judith Finlayson
Printable recipe available here

Courtesy of 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics by Judith Finlayson copyright 2015 www.robertrose.ca/ Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.

Prep: 15 minutes     Cook time: 2 1/2 hours          Difficulty: Easy          Serves: 4 to 6

You will need:

A large oval slow cooker - at least a 5 quart
A greased 4 cup baking dish

Ingredients:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, separated
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest
3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt

Directions:

1. In a mixing bowl, whisk sugar and egg yolks until smooth.
2. Whisk in buttermilk and lemon zest and juice.
3. Add flour and salt and whisk until blended.
4. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Gently fold into lemon mixture to make a smooth batter.
5. Spoon into prepared dish. Cover with foil and secure with string.
6. Place dish in slow cooker stoneware and pour in enough boiling water to come 1 inch up the sides of the dish.
7. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 hours, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pudding comes out clean.

6 comments :

  1. I LOVE all things Lemon and this looks wonderful. I have never tried desserts in my crockpot. Looks like a great cookbook. Thank you for the review & recipe

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    1. You are very welcome! I hope you enjoy! Please let me know what you think when you try the recipe.

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  2. I adore my slow cooker, but have sadly not used it for too many desserts! I'll have to try this one. Thanks for sharing with the #wednesdayshowcaseparty!

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    1. Please let me know how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  3. Yummy! We don't have a slow cooker, but I wonder if I could modify this for a wood stove this winter.

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    1. I am sure you could Marie. I bet it would be wonderful. Let me know how it works for you.

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