Lemon Posset: A Quintessential British Dessert with a Modern Twist

Embark on a culinary adventure with lemon posset, a true gem of British cuisine that has graced our tables for centuries. This deceptively simple dessert belies a symphony of flavors and textures, captivating your palate with its luscious creaminess, tangy citrus zest, and refreshing coolness.

Originating in the heart of England, lemon posset has long been a coveted treat, admired for its effortless preparation and adaptability to various occasions. Whether seeking a delightful finale to an intimate dinner gathering or a quick indulgence on a weekday evening.

Having spent years perfecting the art of this recipe, I’ve delved into countless variations and refined the recipe to achieve the ultimate balance of sweetness and tartness. This version boasts a modern twist, incorporating a touch of culinary finesse that elevates the classic dessert to new heights.

Lemon Posset Recipe
A Quintessential British Dessert with a Modern Twist

Ingredients for Lemon Posset

  • 2 cups (480ml) double cream
  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • Zest of one lemon, finely grated
  • 6 tablespoons (90ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, gently whisk together the double cream, sugar, and lemon zest. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Once simmering, reduce the heat to low and allow the mixture to gently bubble for 5-7 minutes, continuing to stir occasionally. Avoid letting it boil.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually whisk in the lemon juice and vanilla extract until fully incorporated.
  4. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a serving bowl or individual ramekins to remove any lingering zest or impurities.
  5. Press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the custard to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, allowing the custard to chill and set firmly.
  6. When ready to serve, remove the plastic wrap and gently scoop the chilled lemon posset into individual dessert bowls or glasses.
  7. Garnish with a touch of additional lemon zest, a dollop of whipped cream, or a scattering of fresh berries for an extra touch of indulgence.

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Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 20g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Sodium: 40mg

Conclusion

Embrace your inner culinary maestro and transform your kitchen into a haven of British comfort with this timeless recipe. Share your this recipe creations using the hashtag #LemonPosstAdventures and let your culinary prowess shine.

Pair your lemon posset with a chilled glass of sparkling water or a delightful glass of fortified wine for a well-rounded culinary experience. As you savor the delightful symphony of flavors and textures, let this recipe transport you to the heart of British tradition, one spoonful at a time.

Lemon Posset: A Quintessential British Dessert with a Modern Twist

Lemon Posset Recipe

Dianna Agron
Lemon posset, a classic British dessert with a delightfully tangy and creamy texture, has graced our tables for centuries. Its simple preparation and adaptability to various occasions make it a timeless treat. This recipe offers a modern twist to the traditional lemon posset, incorporating a touch of culinary finesse that elevates the dessert to new heights.
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Refrigeration time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 16 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine British cuisine
Servings 4 people
Calories 280 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups 480ml double cream
  • ¾ cup 150g granulated sugar
  • Zest of one lemon finely grated
  • 6 tablespoons 90ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon 5ml vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan, gently whisk together the double cream, sugar, and lemon zest. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Once simmering, reduce the heat to low and allow the mixture to gently bubble for 5-7 minutes, continuing to stir occasionally. Avoid letting it boil.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and gradually whisk in the lemon juice and vanilla extract until fully incorporated.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a serving bowl or individual ramekins to remove any lingering zest or impurities.
  • Press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the custard to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, allowing the custard to chill and set firmly.
  • When ready to serve, remove the plastic wrap and gently scoop the chilled lemon posset into individual dessert bowls or glasses.
  • Garnish with a touch of additional lemon zest, a dollop of whipped cream, or a scattering of fresh berries for an extra touch of indulgence.

Notes

Please note that the refrigeration time is essential for the lemon posset to set properly. You can enjoy the lemon posset immediately after chilling for 4 hours, but allowing it to chill overnight will result in a firmer and more creamy texture.
Keyword Lemon Posset

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1 thought on “Lemon Posset: A Quintessential British Dessert with a Modern Twist”

  1. I loved even more than you will get done right here. The picture is nice, and your writing is stylish, but you seem to be rushing through it, and I think you should give it again soon. I’ll probably do that again and again if you protect this walk.

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