Lemon and lime posset

Serve this four-ingredient lemon and lime posset with homemade shortbread
Lemon and lime posset

Ian MacDonald, head chef at Soar Mill Cove near Salcombe, shares his recipe for lemon and lime posset

www.soarmillcove.co.uk

Serves    4

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  • Lemons 2, juice and zest
  • Limes 2, juice and zest
  • Caster sugar 125g
  • Double cream 500ml
  1. Put the lemons and limes in a heatproof bowl and set aside.
  2. Bring the sugar and cream to the boil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Remove from the heat as soon as it starts to boil.
  3. Pour the simmering mixture onto the lemon and lime juice (not vice versa or it will curdle). The cream will then begin to thicken.
  4. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve into a clean bowl.
  5. Divide the mixture equally into four heatproof glasses and, when cooled, place in the fridge for 2 hours to set.

You will need

  • Lemons 2, juice and zest
  • Limes 2, juice and zest
  • Caster sugar 125g
  • Double cream 500ml

Method

  1. Put the lemons and limes in a heatproof bowl and set aside.
  2. Bring the sugar and cream to the boil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Remove from the heat as soon as it starts to boil.
  3. Pour the simmering mixture onto the lemon and lime juice (not vice versa or it will curdle). The cream will then begin to thicken.
  4. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve into a clean bowl.
  5. Divide the mixture equally into four heatproof glasses and, when cooled, place in the fridge for 2 hours to set.
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