Invite a crowd of friends around to enjoy these delicious winter desserts.


  • butter, for greasing
  • 120ml lemon curd
  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 15ml orange zest, finely grated
  • 5ml lemon zest, finely grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 15ml orange juice
  • 15ml milk


  • fresh or dried lemon or orange
  • slices (optional)
  • custard or cream


  1. Grease a 1,2-litre heatproof pudding bowl and spoon the lemon curd intothe base.
  2. Place the butter, sugar, orange and lemon zests in a mixing bowl and beat until creamy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the flour, orange juice and milk.
  4. Spoon the mixture over the lemon curd. Cover the pudding with greaseproof paper and foil, overlapping the edges. Secure tightly with string.
  5. Stand the pudding on an upturned saucer in a deep pan and pour hot water into the pan so that it reaches halfway up the sides of the pudding bowl.
  6. Steam for 2–2½ hours, topping up with hot water as required.
  7. Leave to stand for 5 minutes before inverting onto a warm serving plate. Decorate with dried lemon or orange slices, if desired.
  8. Serve at once with custard or cream.

(Serves 6)