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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Lemon Posset

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Lemon posset is probably one of my all time favourite desserts because its a) so simple to make and b) it goes down phenomenally well in almost every setting. Its not short of flavour, texture or even too light to leave unsatisfied. The heavy citrus element also cleanses the palate and gives an extremely uplifting experience. I have seen and used several lemon posset recipes in my time, and this one is my favourite as it gives maximum flavour and enjoyment. 

Makes about 10 (adjust if necessary for more or less)

6 Large Lemons, juiced and zested
200g of Caster sugar
1200ml of Double cream


Boil the cream and sugar for six minutes (but keep an eye on it). Using the largest pan you have helps, so that it gives prevention from boil over accidents. 

Remove from the heat and pour over the lemon juice and zest. Leave to stand for about 20 mins whilst it cools a bit and allows the lemon flavour to infuse.

Strain into a jug

Decant into wine glasses and set in the fridge for about 2-3 hours.

Decorate in any wayyou see fit, with berries, chopped nuts, whipped cream etc.



  1. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm sounds lush ;)

  2. it is em - and youll fal in love with both how it tastes and how simple it is too :)