Nova Scotia Zoomer Comes Out On Top with Lemon Pudding Recipe

Courtesy of Food Network Canada

As British scholar C.S. Lewis said, “You are never too old to set another goal,” it seems that 82-year-old Glo McNeill lives by this mantra and it paid off. The Nova Scotia senior is the latest winner of the Food Network’s show Recipes to Riches after entering her Luscious Lemon Pudding recipe into the contest. She won $250, 000 and her recipe will be developed in to a President’s Choice product, available in select Loblaw stores across the country.

According to the Canadian Press, McNeill’s recipe was inspired by her childhood in post-war England and the happy memories her mom’s lemon curd still evoke.

Baking is not her only hobby. The busy boomer also enjoys painting and poetry and is a barbershop singer.

McNeill’s winning recipe:

Luscious Lemon Pudding

250 ml (1 cup) granulated sugar

45 ml (3 tbsp) all-purpose flour

3 eggs, separated

50 ml (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted

15 ml (1 tbsp) finely grated lemon rind

125 ml (1/2 cup) fresh lemon juice

375 ml (1 1/2 cups) 2 per cent milk

Heat oven to 180 C (350 F). Butter a 2-l (8-inch)) square glass baking dish.

In a bowl, sift together sugar and flour; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, place egg whites. Beat on high speed for 4 to 5 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Transfer whites to another bowl; set aside.

Place egg yolks in the stand mixer’s empty bowl. Using whisk attachment beat on medium-high speed until yolks are thick and lightened in colour. Reduce speed to medium and add butter, lemon rind and juice; beat for 1 more minute. With machine running on medium speed, alternately beat in flour mixture and milk, making 5 additions of flour and 4 of milk.

Remove bowl from mixer. Fold in egg whites. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Place dish in a large shallow roasting pan. Pour hot water into roasting pan until it is halfway up the side of baking dish.

Bake in centre of oven for 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. The top two-thirds will be cake consistency and bottom third will be pudding consistency.

Makes 9 servings. (Source: Food Network)

-Tianna Robinson