Frozen Citrus Dessert

Lemon scented geranium leaves add a subtle flavour and fragrance to this quick and easy dessert which may be served frozen or chilled.
  • grated zest AND juice of two oranges
  • grated zest AND juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 - 4 lemon scented geranium leaves
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 16 ladyfinger cookies

Line a 1 pound loaf pan. Infuse the zest and juice of the oranges and lemon in a bowl with the geranium leaves for 30 minutes.

Beat the butter and sugar until thick and pale lemony yellow; beat the egg yolks in one at a time. Discard the herb leaves and gradually beat the fruit juice into the egg mixture. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then fold them into the mixture.

Arrange alternate layers of ladyfingers and fruit mixture in the pan, finishing with ladyfingers.

Wrap in foil and freeze for at least 3 hours. Serve it frozen or transfer it to the refrigerator for one hour before serving. Decorate the top with scented geranium leaves.

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 45 minutes (excluding freezing time)
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