Queen of Puddings Recipe is a traditional British dessert with 3 delicious layers: the base is a bread custard, the middle layer is jam, and the topping is made with fluffy meringues. Such a simple dessert to make, but so amazing, this has been a family-favourite pudding for hundreds of years now.
To make the custard base, bring the milk to a boil, remove from the heat, add the butter, lemon extract and breadcrumbs, and mix well.
Leave to cool, then add the egg yolks, and mix again.
Transfer the mixture to an oven-proof dish, and bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit) for 25 minutes or until the custard is set.
Heat up the jam to make it easier to spread, and spread it over the baked base.
For the meringue, add the egg whites to a bowl, and add a pinch of salt too.
Beat with an electric mixer until it forms soft peaks, then add the sugar gradually, beating well until it forms stiff peaks.
Pipe the meringue over the jam, and return to the oven for a further 7 minutes, until it meringue is golden and set.
Leave to cool completely before serving.