Such a simple dessert – but these zesty lemon posset pots are absolutely divine – completely delicious and so zesty – ideal for anyone who loves lemon. You could easily make them with oranges or limes too!
How to make –
- 1 pint / 600ml double cream
- 150g caster sugar
- grated rind and juice of 3 lemons
Heat the cream, sugar and lemon rind over a low heat until the mixture starts to simmer. Stir continuously for around 3 -4 minutes and then remove from the heat. Cool until the mixture is luke warm and then pour into small ramekins or serving glasses. A cocktail or champagne glass would be lovely but take care – this is a rich dessert!
For a simple twist on the lemon pot, sprinkle some broken brandy snaps into the bottom of the glass before you pour the lemon mixture over. You could also do the same with blueberries, raspberries or other fruit, and it would also be lovely to add some liquer like limoncello to the mixture.
These would be ideal for a dinner party served with a small shortbread biscuit, and are ultra convenient because you can make them up to three days ahead and remove from the fridge when you need them.
These really are the easiest dessert ever – enjoy!