Meyer Lemon Custard Cakes

Meyer Lemon Custard Cakes
Meyer Lemon Custard Cakes might be just the dessert you are searching for. This recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains roughly 4g of protein, 8g of fat, and a total of 185 calories. This recipe serves 8. Head to the store and pick up all purpose flour, crème fraîche, regular lemon peel, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes.

Instructions

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter eight 3/4-cupramekins or custard cups.
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Whisk 1/2 cupplus 2 tablespoons sugar, flour, and pinchof salt in medium bowl to blend.
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Combinemilk, egg yolks, lemon juice, and lemon peelin large bowl; whisk until blended.
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Addflour mixture to yolk mixture and whiskcustard until blended. Using electric mixer,beat egg whites in another large bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining1/4 cup sugar to whites and beat until stiffbut not dry. Fold 1/4 of whites into custard.Fold remaining whites into custard in 2additions (custard will be slightly runny).
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Divide custard equally among preparedramekins.
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Place ramekins in large roastingpan.
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Pour enough hot water into pan tocome halfway up sides of ramekins.
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Bakecustard cakes until golden brown andset on top (custard cakes will be slightlysoft in center), about 27 minutes. Chillcustard cakes uncovered until cold, at least4 hours, then cover and keep refrigerated.DO AHEAD: Custard cakes can be made1 day ahead. Keep chilled.
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Using electric mixer, beat crème fraîchein medium bowl until softly whipped.
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Run small knife around each custardcake to loosen. Invert each cake ontoplate.
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Place dollop of crème fraîche atop oralongside cakes and serve.
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