Blueberry Hill


  • Serves 10 people

  • 200 ml limoncello
  • 500 gm blueberries (about 4 punnets)
  • To serve: vanilla ice-cream (good shop-bought)
  • Lemon curd
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 250 ml (1 cup) lemon juice
  • 220 gm (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 160 gm unsalted butter, coarsely chopped
  • Sponge cake
  • 4 eggs
  • 110 gm (½ cup) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 75 gm (½ cup) plain flour
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • ¼ tsp finely grated lemon rind
01   For lemon curd, lightly whisk eggs, yolks, lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan over low heat to combine, then stir continuously until mixture thickly coats the back of a spoon (8-10 minutes). Remove from heat, add butter a piece at a time, stirring well between each addition, until melted and combined. Transfer to a container, cover closely with plastic wrap and refrigerate to chill. Lemon curd will keep refrigerated for 3 days.
02   For sponge cake, preheat oven to 180C. Whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer until thick, pale and doubled in volume (6-8 minutes). Sift one-third of flour over, fold to combine, then sift remaining flour over, fold to combine, add melted butter and lemon rind and fold in gently to combine. Pour into a 20cm-diameter springform tin that’s been buttered, lined with baking paper and floured and bake until golden and centre springs back when lightly pressed (15-20 minutes). Stand to cool (20 minutes), then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cake will keep stored in an airtight container for 2 days.
03   Cut sponge into pieces, coarsely crumble into serving dishes and drizzle with limoncello. Top with blueberries, a spoon of lemon curd and scoops of vanilla ice-cream and serve immediately.
This recipe is from the February 2013 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.







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