Tangy lemon posset with fresh berries
This dessert has a luxurious texture similar to a crème brulee, its actually an old English recipes which dates back to the middle ages and it uses the acid in the lemon and its reaction with the cream and sugar to set the dessert. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare, just leave it in the fridge overnight to set!
Yield (makes): 6 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes plus at least 8 hours chilling
2 ½ cups (600 ml) Heavy/double cream
¾ cup (150 g) white sugar)
2 ½ medium lemons, finely grated zest and juice
Fresh berries to garnish
1. For the posset, place the cream, sugar, lemon zest and juice into a pan over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Whisk well then pour into eight small tea cups or ramekins, cover with plastic wrap and chill for eight hours or overnight.
2. To serve simply decorate the possets with as many fresh berries as you want and sprinkle with icing/confectioners sugar and a sprig of mint.
The natural chemical reaction between the citric acid in the lemons and the cream will set the possets to a creamy texture similar to that of a crème brule
Make these desserts first thing in the morning before work and they will be set perfectly by the time you’re ready for dinner
Classic Wine: Sauternes, Monbazillac.
New World: Semillon Botrytis California.