Lemon posset ( a quick 3 ingredient delight)
People find it difficult to believe me when I say that this is the quickest of desserts. You can make it while your guests are having their dinner too and still get away with it…. Try it and let me know….
500ml double cream
150 gms sugar
3 lemon (juice of 2 and zest of 3)
Put the cream and sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat. Whisk them together and bring to the boil slowly. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes – the mixture should turn a rich yellow colour – before taking the pan off the hob.
While the mixture cools, grate the zest from all 3 lemons and squeeze the juice from 2. Add the juice and two-thirds of the zest to the cream mixture and whisk thoroughly until it is smooth.
Pour into the serving chilled ramekins and scatter the remaining zest on top. Serve with shortbread or ginger biscuits.