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Gluten Free Self Saucing Lemon Pudding! | Easy, Delicious Winter Recipe!

Self saucing lemon pudding is one of our FAVE Winter treats! Ours is gluten-free and easy to make! You won’t need ice-cream, we’re sweet enough!

Gluten free self saucing lemon pudding!

If you’re not particularly handy in the kitchen (you’re not alone) but you’d still like to try your hand at making a delicious Winter treat then this is DEFINITELY the recipe for you! Perfect for warming yourself by the heater! 

Our favourite things about this recipe are:

  • It’s kid friendly! Apart from the oven, there are no elements here that kids can’t do!
  • It’s gluten free with only a cup of castor sugar. Pretty healthy, all things considered. (Yeah, okay, maybe not but we get points for trying!)
  • None of the ingredients are hard to get OR expensive!
  • We love lemons! 😀
self saucing lemon pudding playing with lemons

Materials you need:

  • Either a small baking dish (square or round) or a set of large oven-safe ramekins. The ones pictured in this article are Le Crueset.
  • A larger baking dish that your smaller one/s can fit inside.
  • Oven.
  • Either an electric beater or a good ol’ wooden spoon.
  • Mixing bowl.
self saucing pudding ingredients

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 eggs (separated – you’ll need both the yolks and the whites)
  • A cup of milk
  • A cup of castor sugar
  • 1/4 of a cup of gluten free self-raising flour
  • 50g of melted then cooled butter
  • 2-3 nice lemons


  • Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees. Grease your baking dish / ramekins and set aside.
  • Zest one lemon and set aside
  • Using skinned lemon (plus another one or two), squeeze until you have about 2/3 of a cup of fresh lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Make sure butter has melted and cooled.
  • Combine zest, melted butter and sugar into a mixing bowl. Stir/mix for about 4 minutes.
self saucing lemon pudding mixing
  • Add your yolks to the mixture one at a time, stirring them through.
  • Add the lemon juice while still stirring.
  • Add your flour while still stirring.
  • Slowly add your milk while still stirring. Your batter should now be just about complete.
  • Take your egg whites and beat them until they’re forming soft little peaks (should take a few minutes). Fold them through your batter until everything is nicely mixed together.
  • Add your pinch of cinnamon for taste! (You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to, but it’s our secret)
  • Place the mixture into either your greased baking dish or your greased ramekins.
  • Put your smaller dishes into the larger one. Pour hot water (just from the tap is totally fine, no need to boil the kettle) into the dish until it comes up to about half-way up your smaller one.
self saucing lemon pudding on tray
  • Into the oven for 40-45 minutes. Keep an eye on ’em! A slightly crunchy with a springy feel is ideal!
  • Sprinkle with a teeny pinch of sugar or icing sugar and serve!
self saucing lemon pudding final product

Serving suggestions for self saucing lemon pudding!

Just in the mouth should do it! This is quite sweet so you’ll really only need maybe some cream with it to serve. Our kids never turn down ice cream, though!

Bon appetite!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

2 thoughts on “Gluten Free Self Saucing Lemon Pudding! | Easy, Delicious Winter Recipe!”

  1. My 12 year old made this for dessert and it was really yummy. Lovely and tangy. A great recipe that you wouldn’t know was gluten free.


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