Tuesday, March 10, 2009

TWD: Lemony Custard Cups

To call this dessert "lemony" is a bit misleading.  Lemon-scented, or lemon-kissed, maybe, but not lemony.  It does taste good, but more of a simple custard with a hint of lemony goodness, no the full on citrus assault one might hope for. 

On the TWD website, a lot of people were complaining about the eggy taste, although these people also claim to not like flan.  I didn't have a problem with it.  In fact, it was nice and light, with a cool, smooth flavor.  I think it would be awesome to try it with a lemony sugar bruléed on top, or a lemon syrup, poured over flan-style. 

This week's recipe was chosen by Bridget of The Way The Cookie Crumbles.  Check out the recipe on her blog, or on page 387 of Baking, From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan 

12 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Ooh...a lemony sugar bruleed on top sounds like it could be yummy. I'm glad you liked the custard.

Megan said...

I thought about a sugar-bruleed topping as well - I think it really would have made this so much better.

Tracey said...

Glad you enjoyed it! A little texture would have made a lot of difference in this dessert.

chocolatechic said...

Maybe some extra lemon extract?

SUGAR B said...

How funny! I was thinking the same thing about Lemon Creme Brulee! How awesome would that be?!

I actually loved this recipe. I did put extra zest and extract to heighten the lemon flavor. It just tasted very good.

Fantastic job once again!

Carla said...

I passed on this because I was out of the country, although if I were home, I would have attempted. I'm kinda glad I skipped because I don't know how I feel about eggy. It's been forever since I've had flan, and I think I like it, but eh. Plus I love lemon, so knowing it wasn't too lemony will help me prepare for the disappointment.

Natashya said...

I love the lemon sugar brulee idea! I have some left, maybe I will try that!

Jennifer said...

Mmm.. a lemon syrup and some lemony whipped cream would be great!

Teanna said...

Hahah lemon kissed! Love that description! I think the lemon sugar bruleed on top is a fantastic idea!

TeaLady said...

ACtually, several bruleed their custard and liked it. I liked the light lemon 'kiss'.

Jayne said...

The lemon-sugar brulee sounds really good. I just did a regular, non-lemony brulee and I liked it. I liked the contrast in textures. But you're right, lemon-kissed is a more accurate description.

Leslie said...

Yum! This looks delicious!