Saturday, 10 January 2009

Everybody's Doing It!

First Liz did her chocolate pudding, then Rachel Allen did a banana butterscotch one on TV, and now Gordon Ramsay has got a self-saucing recipe in today's Times. So I have completed the trilogy by making this one today. It is much lighter and fluffier than the other two. I had 2 lemons left in the fruit bowl, and used bottled lime juice. Next week I think we will be strictly back to yogurt and fruit for desserts!


Serves 4

The combination of fluffy top layer and curd-like sauce at the bottom makes this a fantastic all-in-one dessert.

· 40g unsalted butter, softened IM003151

· 120g caster sugar

· Grated zest of 1 lemon

· 2 eggs, separated

· Juice of 2 lemons

· Juice of 1 lime

· 40g plain flour

· 150ml milk

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Whizz the butter, sugar, lemon and lime zest and egg yolks in a food processor until pale and creamy. While the food processor is running, add the lemon and lime juice (you need about 75ml juice in total), then the flour, followed by the milk. Whisk until you have a smooth batter. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites to medium-stiff peaks.

2 Carefully fold the egg whites into the batter, then pour into a wide, lightly greased baking dish, about 1litre in volume. Put the baking dish in a roasting tray. Half-fill with hot water and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, until the surface of the pudding is golden and firm and the bottom is the consistency of a curd-like sauce. Serve immediately.

preacherswifedvd Bob has not stopped today - preparing for the Family Service tomorrow and doing a number of pastoral visits. I managed a quick trip to the Library this morning. This afternoon I was preparing some stuff for Bob for tomorrow and so as I worked, I sat and watched the recording I made over Christmas of "The Preacher's Wife".

It was not what you would call 'deep' and the plot was predictable, but Whitney Houston sung quite a few songs [she was leader of the church choir - a role to which I would NEVER aspire] some new,some 'trad' hymns.

The words of one song were good I thought ...

I go to the rock of my salvation
I go to the stone that the builders rejected
I run to the mountain
And the mountain he stands by me
When the Earth all around me is sinking sand
On Christ the solid rock I stand
When I need a shelter I go to the rock
Where do I go, where do I go
When the storms of life are threatening?
Who do I turn to when those winds of sorrow blow
And is there a refuge in the time of tribulation?
Go to the rock, I know he is able
I go to the rock
 obama warren On the subject of American Preachers, I think I ought to be praying some more for Rick Warren, who has only got a week or so left to prepare the "Invocation" which he has to deliver at Barack Obama's Inauguration on January 20th.

What a responsibility! But what an opportunity!

[but that holds true for anyone called to preach the Word - whether in a small village chapel or in the capital of the USA, and God graciously empowers and equips every preacher who calls on Him]

I haven't been to a 'regular' Sunday Service since December 21st - I am SO looking forward to being back in church tomorrow!


  1. Hi there!! Thanks for another yummy recipe.
    And thanks for your comments on my blog.
    Yes, I agree there are many worship songs which are directed at 'me, myself and I', songs sung about Jesus instead of to Him. I menetioned a little about that on Thursday's entry as it saddens me to see the glory taken from our Lord.
    It's good to worship from the heart and also to make our lives a 'walking worship'!!
    Have a blessed time at church tomorrow.

  2. Poor Rick Warren. Damned by American right wing fundamentalists (James Dobson etc) for agreeing to speak at Barack Obama's inauguration and damned by the extreme left for his traditional views on Christian marriage etc.

    I have a slight concern that one of Rick Warren "heros" was the Southern Baptist pastor W A Criswell (1909-2002) of the 1st Baptist Church Dallas who was oppossed to de-segregation in the US and like other Southern Baptists Jerry Falwell (Liberty University), Jesse Helms (US Senator) and Pat Robertson ( US TV evangelist)supported the apartheied regime in South Africa. I know that the 1st Baptist Church Dallas advocated seperate churches for seperate races well into the 1980s and that the Southern Baptists did not renounce their racist ideology and historical support of slavery until 1995, which is one of the reasons Jimmy Carter resigned his membership of that particular Baptist denomination.

    Presumably Rick Warren as a Southern Baptist also supported the Land letter of Richard Land in support of the illegal coalition invasion of Iraq and may also support the Southern Baptists controversial position on womem pastors and preachers.

  3. Thanks for all the comments. I do not know enough about either Criswell or Warren to comment - although admiring one facet of a person does not necessarily mean endorsing their entire theology. RW is definitely a controversial choice to deliver the invocation, but maybe [as book of Esther says] God has brought him "to the kingdom for such a time as this". Let us pray that the words he says on 20th are the ones the Lord gives him!

  4. That looks like a lovely dessert.

    I'm glad you enjoyed "the Preacher's Wife". Have you also seen the original 1940'
    s version, "the Bishop's Wife?" It's enjoyable, too.

  5. I am going have to buy myself a copy of The Bishops Wife I think - friends in the US do KEEP telling me I ought to watch it, but it never seems to be shown on British TV!!


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