Lemon & blueberry custard pots

A perfect Easter pudding!  Dainty, delicate, light.

Also great with new season rhubard instead of the blueberries.

Ingredients

  • Enough blueberries to cover the base of your ramekins. I used frozen
  • 8 dates—soaked for 30 minutes
  • Zest from 2 lemons & juice of 1/2
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp good quality honey
  • 1 tin of coconut milk (full fat)
  • Optional topping—if you like a little crunch add a mix of chopped mixed nuts and zest from 1/2 a lemon 10 minutes before the end of cooking time.

Method

  1. If using frozen blueberries you can defrost them in advance in the base of your ramekins.
  2. Turn the oven on to 180 / 160 fan
  3. Drain the dates really well (you can drink the water) and place in a large bowl that can take a hand blender, or a food processor bowl.
  4. Add the eggs, then whizz up well.
  5. Boil the kettle, half full. Add all the other ingredients to the bowl, except the optional toppings, whizz again.
  6. Pour the mixture on top of the blueberries.
  7. Place your ramekins in a roasting tin and pour boiled water around in until half way up the side of the smallest ramekins.
  8. Bake for about 35 minutes BUT check after 30 minutes. Smaller ramekins will cook quicker than large, and fresh blueberries will also cook quicker than defrosted. You want to take these out before they are completely cooked, with a slight wobble to them still.

Servings:

4 – 8, depending on your ramekins

Ready In:

10 mins prep + 30 mins soaking + 35 mins baking

Good For:

Easter or any Spring meal

Health Benefits

Blueberries are often hailed as a superfood due to the high levels of heart friendly antioxidants.  Research has shown they can help to slow down memory loss & improve brain function as we age.  Also thought to protect the eyes against age-related macular degeneration.  Great for vitamins C, E & B2.

Lemons are full of vitamin C, as well as calcium & potassium.  Lemons are antiseptic & so a common remedy for many every day ailments such as sore throats, colds, allergies & diarrhoea.

Eggs provide more nutrients per calorie than any other animal food, except milk.  Often described as pretty much a perfect source of protein, rich in selenium (great for good moods), Vitamin A, many B vitamins, iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium & potassium.   Buy organic ,or at least free range, if you can.

Coconut milk is thought to be great for the brain, immunity, and is anti-viral.   High in saturated fat (which makes it very filling), an area of much current research which indicates this works in a better way in the body that saturated animal fat.

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Low Sugar

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Vegetarian

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Gluten Free

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