Molotoff Pudding

Recipe by Sackville
READY IN: 40mins




  • Whip the egg whites until they are very stiff and firm.
  • Add the cornstarch very slowly, always continuing to whip.
  • Put the sugar in a pan and heat until it becomes golden.
  • Add it, while hot, to the whipped whites, to give them colour.
  • Heat the oven-- no temperature is given in the book but judging from other Molotoff recipes I've seen I would set it at a low heat.
  • Meanwhile, prepare a pan with boiling water that is big enough to fit your cake tin in, to cook the pudding in a warm water bath.
  • With butter, grease a tube or bundt pan.
  • Put in the whipped whites, smooth the surface and place in the oven, in the bain-marie pan, to cook for 7 minutes.
  • Watch that it doesn't become too brown.
  • Turn off the oven and leave the pudding inside.
  • Allow to cool for 15 minutes with the oven door open or shut, depending on the colour of the pudding, which should never be darker than light brown.
  • Meanwhile, make the egg-sweet, boiling the sugar with the water until it forms a thick syrup.
  • Remove from the heat and when cool add the egg yolks, beaten with the cornstarch and a few drops of lemon juice.
  • Let it boil up again and if too thick add a little more water.
  • Very carefully, remove the pudding from the tin.
  • Place in a deep dish, cover with the egg sauce and decorate with the roasted almonds.