Dessert - Lactose and gluten free (see notes below) - lactose intolerants and celiacs safe
1/3 + 1/8 cups sugar
2 tbsp flour (or corn starch - see notes below)
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice (1 lemon)
1 lemon peel (only the yellow part because the white is bitter)
2 egg yolks
In a small saucepan arrange sugar, 1/2 cup water and the lemon peel, bring to a boil and let it boil about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool down. Discard lemon peel.
In the meantime, in another saucepan, combine flour, yolks lemon juice and the remaining water; mix until well combined.
Slowly pour the warm water in the yolk mixture, whisking to avoid lumps. Put it on medium heat and cook until it thickens. Pour it into individual bowls and let the custard cool down, then refrigerate until the moment to serve it.
This recipe makes 2 individual bowls.
- You can serve it with thin crisp cookies or layer it with ladyfingers dipped in fruit juice.
- It can also be served with strawberries.
- It is dairy free and, if you use corn starch instead of flour, it's also celiacs safe!