Remember me mentioning that I had found a Gooseberry Cookbook the other day for $3? Well, I have already found quite a a few new recipes in it that I can’t wait to try. As I sat and ate on a box of Ethel M Chocoalte’s a friend just sent me today for my birthday that is coming up, I was leafing through the dessert section this new cookbook. The intro to it said this,
“Mama heard this recipe on the radio when I was a little girl in the 1940’s. It’s still one of our family’s favorites.”
Wow, that is just so cool. As I began to read it, it sounded so light and perfect for these hot summer days. Because we have so much cake this weekend, I will wait to make this next week. But had to go ahead and share it should you need a cool dessert for this weekend.
2 eggs, separated and room temperature
2 tables softened butter
3/4 cup flour
2 tables granulated sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup milk
Top with fresh whipping cream
Beat egg yolks in a small bowl. set aside. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; set aside. In a medium size mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together; add flour and continue to cream mixture. Beat in egg yolks, lemon juice and milk; fold in beaten egg whites. Pour mixture into a ungreased 12×8″ baking pan or individual custard cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
(this won’t take as long if using individual custard cups)Center might be a little jiggly when you remove from oven. It will finish setting up after you take from oven.
Top with fresh whipped creams and sliced fresh strawberries (i added the strawberries because I can just see how pretty this will look in individual custard cups with the cream and red strawberries. Oh and maybe a little green mint leaf..or, just the whipped cream! your choice