Lemon posset is one of those things that I’ve seen on loads of cookery shows, but have never got around to making – until now! It’s surprisingly easy to make and tastes delicious, so if you’re looking for something to make for friends I’d highly recommend it. The amounts here serve 2 people, but you could easily double up the quantities. Serve in some small glasses or ramekins (my UK followers might recognise these ones if you’ve ever eaten a Gu dessert – we’ve recycled the ramekins they came in!).
This recipe comes from the May 2014 edition of BBC Good Food Magazine, and has been adapted from Tom Kerridge’s ‘Proper Pub Food‘.
225ml double cream
65g caster sugar
Freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon, plus zest to decorate
Shortbread or biscotti to serve (optional)
1. Mix the cream and sugar together in a saucepan over a high heat and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
2. Turn the heat down to a simmer and stir for 1-2 minutes until the bubbles are quite large. Add the lemon juice and whisk thoroughly.
3. Pass the mix through a fine sieve into a bowl and leave to cool for about 5 minutes. Skim off any air bubbles, then pour into serving glasses or ramekins.
4. Leave to cool completely and then place the possets in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours. When set, serve with shortbread or biscotti. Enjoy! 🙂