This lime posset is ridiculously easy to make, immensely creamy with a refreshing twist from the lime.
What is a posset? Let me explain, a posset is everything that a pudding should be. A posset is made with double cream, sugar, and the juice of a fruit, usually lemons. Most Possets I’ve seen are lemon, but I really fancied lime, so why not!
The mix is cooked gently until the sugar dissolves so it sets. The texture of a posset is amazing – so silky smooth and rich too. As this desert is rich and creamy its works a treat with my shortbread biscuits and will impress any dinner party guest.
As Valentines Day is fast approaching I am sharing both this lime posset recipe and my shortbread biscuit recipe. A perfect pairing but equally delicious on there own. They say the way to a man’s heart is there stomach, well isn’t that the case for women too!
- 600ml Double cream
- 200g Caster sugar
- 75ml Lime juice
- Pour the sugar and cream into a large saucepan and gently heat, stirring continuously, until the sugar has fully dissolved, then simmer for 1 minute.
- Remove from the heat then immediately stir in the key lime juice and the zest, if using.
- Divide the mixture between ramekins or small bowls, and allow to come to room temperature before covering with plastic wrap and transferring to the fridge.
- Allow to chill for at least 3 hours, or leave in the fridge overnight.
- Enjoy 🙂
- 50g caster sugar
- 100g butter
- 150g plain flour
- Preheat the oven to 180 C
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl
- Roll out the mixture and using a cookie cutter cut into shape of your choice.
- Next place the cookies on to a lined baking tray
- Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, or till lightly golden in colour.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack
- Enjoy 🙂