Tuesday, March 10, 2009

TWD Lemon Cup Custard



Hi there !! We got to Lemon Cup Custard thanks to Bridget of The Way the Cookie Crumbles . Last week I checked the P & Q and found out that many people found this dessert 'too eggy' and 'not lemony' so I thought to be clever and used half milk and half cream and used the zest of two big lemons !



But I must say the lemon wasn't almost there !! The taste it was very smooth and mild a bit like creme caramel (a dessert you find everywhere in old fashioned pizzerie and restaurants in Roma, actually I think its The Dessert before Tiramisù) but without the dark brown caramel at the bottom (or top if they are refined enough to invert it !). I don't think I'll make it again but ...you never know !!
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23 comments:

Marthe said...

Too bad you weren't so enthusiastic about this recipe, o well: there's always next weeks recipe!! ;)

Miette said...

These lemon cup custards do not carry off unanimity! Never mind, your picture is beautiful and you played the game !

Cheers,

Miette

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I wanted more lemon flavor too. Pretty picture!

n.o.e said...

Mine tasted like creme caramel too, but we loved it. Everybody seems to think there wasn't enough lemon flavor. I might try a ginger variation next time. Love the way your custard looks!
Nancy

Peggy said...

Natalia your photos are amazingly beautiful this week! Sorry I opted out on this one. But I will make the cake next week and be back on board with everyone. I just wasn't in the mood for egg custard anything.

Cathy said...

Your custard looks great, Natalia! For whatever reason it seems like the flavor (lemon, vanilla, whatever) did really want to come through on this one. It was fun to try, though!

doughmesstic said...

Same deal with me - I upped the lemon and it still wasn't very lemony!
Yours sure looks nice though!

chocolatechic said...

Sorry it wasn't your cup of tea.

Elyse said...

This is really the case of the disappearing lemon. So many people have had the same issue. It's quite crazy, really. I like your changes, and I'm sure they enhanced the texture! Great pics.

Andrea said...

Your custard looks picture perfect! Sorry it wasn't a favorite for you even after your changes. On to next week's recipe, right? I have a feeling that one will be a favorite for lots of people :)

Elra said...

Natalia,
I have the feeling that you like lemon zest a lot, I almost put lemon zest on everything, that's how much I love lemon and lemon zest. With the amount of lemon zest I see here, I can imagine how delicious this custard must be.
Cheers,
elra

pinkstripes said...

Your custard looks gorgeous. Well done!

kim said...

it looks great! yea, the lemon was very mild. hope you will like next week's better!

vibi said...

I'm sorry you didn't like it enough to make it again, Natalia... I was sure if someone would like it, it would be you... being European!

My bubby is also European... and he devoured them! Didn't even have the time to turn around... they ere all gone... and I'm dead serious!

Yours are pretty nice anyways!!!

Teanna said...

Yeah, I had to juice a lemon into my mixture as well! The flavor really came out after that! Sorry you didn't like it!

Babs said...

me lo sento che un giorno ti convertirò all'italiano!!!!!
come faccio a copiarti le ricette??????? :-D
babs

TeaLady said...

Sorry you didn't care for it. Lots didn't. I actually did, but the taste was a little 'mild' to say the least. Next time, more flavor. Love the pic with the mint.

Jill said...

Your custard looks very pretty!

VALENTINA "cuoca" PER PASSIONE said...

mi piacciono un sacco le ricette agli agrumi... quest'anno mi ci sono sbizzarrita vermente tanto...ciao proverò!!!
V

somethingsweetbykaren said...

doubling the optional extract helped to bring out the lemon a lot in mine. pretty pictures. :)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

What a strange result. Great photos.

Cakelaw said...

I'm sorry that it was too bland for you, but it looks superb - you did a great job.

Francesca said...

domanda: ma la custard e la lemon curd sono la stessa cosa vero?

FrancescaV