Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Fast and Easy Recipe an Indulgent After-Dinner Treat -Lemon Posset

Lemon Posset is a deliciously and indulgent end to a meal and it's both quick and cheap to prepare. It’s high in fat and sugar  so best eaten only as an occasional treat. The three ingredients for three portions 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, non-stick, 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.

P.S. I have recently been making Lemon Posset with double Elmlea instead of cream. It tastes just as good and has fewer calories!

P.P.S. Elmlea has recently introduced a fava bean-based cream substitute suitable for people who are avoiding dairy. I used it in this recipe. The posset seemed to take longer to set and I eventually put it in the freezer for a short time. It tasted fine and I will use it again in the future.