Sunday, February 10, 2019

Lemon Posset - Fast Recipe for an Indulgent After-Dinner Treat

We all deserve the occasional treat. Lemon Posset is a deliciously moreish end to a meal and it's both quick and cheap to prepare. It’s high in fat and sugar  so best eaten only very ocassionally. The three ingredients  to serve three people are -

  • A 300 ml tub of double cream
  • One lemon - unwaxed
  • 70 g caster sugar
Make sure that the lemon is unwaxed, as you will need to grate the rind.

Here's what to do:

  1. Grate the lemon rind and then squeeze the juice
  2. Weigh the sugar
  3. Pour the cream and sugar into a saucepan (heavy based is best to prevent burning, if you have one)
  4. Place the cream and sugar mix over the hob and bring to the boil, stirring continuously. Boil for three minutes
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the lemon rind and juice
  6. Divide between three dishes and chill in the fridge for 3 hours to allow the posset to set (I like to use a pretty cup and saucer to serve but a stemmed glass dish is also good)

Total calories-  a whopping 1792. That's 597 calories per serving.  If that is too many to contemplate you could, if  you choose, divide the mixture between four ramekins and serve the posset with a few soft berries. 

Cost - approximately 50 pence per person if serving three.