Monday, 17 August 2009

A little toddler insight


From my weekly BabyCenter e-mail:

Some children surprise with another kind of force — hitting, especially when they're frustrated. The most likely target: you. It's counter-intuitive, but this is actually a sign of trust. A 17-month-old child knows that you're a safe person to show just how upset and frustrated he can get.


Phew! Because I thought he just hated me. This actually gives me a little glee as well, because he never hits Daddy and so Husband is always rubbing in my face that it's because he's the favourite. Obviously not, buddy. Hah! 1- nil to Mummy!

This past weekend I made two desserts. Very similar recipes and idea's but one was Lemon the other Chocolate. First I shall share the Lemon Pudding recipe, because it was divine, SO very simple and light enough to enjoy a big helping (which I say is always a plus).

Again, I nabbed the picture from the magazine I got the recipe from, so all credit to them blahblah. I am ashamed to say Husband still has not got me a camera, am now considering threatening with divorce if I don't get one soon. Though on some days this he may see as a relief. ;)

Lemon Pudding
Recipe & picture from EasyCook Magazine


50g butter
200g caster sugar
zest of 1 lemon
100ml lemon juice
3 eggs, separated
50g plain flour, sifted
250ml milk
icing sugar for dusting
  1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160/gas gas 4. Whizz the butter, sugar and lemon zest until they are pale and creamy in a food processor. Add the lemon juice, egg yolks, flour and milk one by one until you have a smooth batter. Whisk the egg whites until firm but not stiff, and fold the two mixtures together.
  2. Pour into a buttered ovenproof soufflé or baking dish and put it in a baking tray half filled with hot water. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top is lightly browned and set and there is a sort of gooey lemon curd below. Remove the dish from the tray, dust with icing sugar and serve hot, with or without cream.

4 comments:

Pam said...

The hitting phase is no fun.

I am loving the lemon pudding - lemon is my favorite dessert flavor. It looks wonderful.

Hilary said...

I LOVE these English 'self-saucing' puddings. This looks delish - I may have to try it out.

Sorry to hear your son is going through a let's-hit-mum phase. This too shall pass! :)

Heavenly Housewife said...

That pudding looks fab :). U r becoming quite the betty crocker lol, your hubby must b pleased. Please remind him to take u somewhere lovely, u deserve it!

Eve said...

Pam - I can only hope the novelty wears off before he gets much bigger!

Hilary - Let me know if you do! It was so easy and as a huge fan of lemon, very tasty! :)

HH - I know! I'm in the process of trying to warm him to the idea of night or two in Paris myself actually. Last time we went I was 7months pregnant so there wasn't much shopping done :P