- 2 eggs, separated
- 250 ml sugar
- 62.5 ml cake flour
- 250 ml milk
- 15 ml lemon juice
- 190 ml orange juice
- 30 ml butter, melted
- 1 Rind of one lemon, grated
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Beat the egg yolks then fold in the sugar. Add the flour and milk alternately. Add the lemon juice, orange juice, grated rind and melted butter.
Beat the egg whites until stiff then fold into the mixture. Turn the batter into a greased, fireproof baking dish, place in a pan of hot water and bake for 45 minutes or until nicely browned. The pudding will form a delicate crust on top and a sauce underneath.
Cook's note: Clementines make a delicious alternative to oranges.
This recipe was created by Mariana Esterhuizen who is the owner/chef of Marianas Home Deli and Bistro in Stanford in the Cape. She had the privilage to meet the original creator of this classic dish, Ina de Villiers, in 2007, who wrote the ever-popular Kook en Geniet cookery book.
Japie se gunsteling has always been a family favourite, and Mariana has taken the liberty (hoping Mrs de Villiers would forgive her) of altering the recipe slightly to suit her and her family's taste.
You can call her on (028) 341-0272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.