Individual Hot Citrus Puddings

Jane Easton

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  1. Batter – dry ingredients:
  2. 125g/4½oz plain white flour
  3. 150g/5oz light brown sugar
  4. 1 tsp baking powder
  5. ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  6. ¼ tsp salt
  7. Batter – wet ingredients:
  8. 120ml/4fl oz soya milk
  9. 2 tbsp mild vegetable oil
  10. 3 tsp lemon or lime zest
  11. Juice of 1 lemon
  12. Dry Sauce:
  13. 150g/5oz light brown sugar
  14. 30g/1oz plain white flour
  15. Wet Sauce:
  16. Juice of 2 lemons or 2-3 limes
  17. Boiling water added to juice to make up to 250ml/9fl oz

These little sweet yet tangy hot desserts are easy to make and look lovely when served. Use lemons or limes – or a combination of the two.


Serves 4-5

  • Use individual ramekins (little oven-proof dishes)

Read the recipe carefully before you start – especially the sauce and lemon juice/hot water part at the end – then get everything weighed out and ready. Now go, you vegan chef…


  • Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4 – you will need to put it on for at least 10 minutes to make sure the oven is properly hot before you mix together the pudding batter. If using a fan-assisted oven, reduce the heat by about 10-15 degrees.
  • Put kettle on to boil.
  • Lightly oil 6 oven-proof ramekin dishes (the white ones are usually fine).
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  • In a jug or smaller bowl, whisk together the wet batter ingredients then add to the dry batter ingredients and mix well.
  • Place in the ramekins.
  • Make the dry sauce by first whisking together the flour and sugar. Sprinkle this DRY mixture quickly and evenly over the batter in each ramekin.
  • Now very quickly make the wet sauce: mix the lemon/lime juice with the boiling water and pour evenly over each ramekin. Yes, really! DO NOT STIR.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden and the puddings are still slightly gooey inside – test with a toothpick. If using a fan-assisted oven, check after 15 minutes. If too gooey, return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes until done.

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