Originally Possets were purely medicinal…a drink of milk thickened with wine or ale and spices (similar to eggnog). Then over the centuries, the word posset came to mean a simple pudding. In this recipe, the acidity in the lemon juice causes the cream to thicken when chilled.
- 1 litre cream
- 250g sugar
- Juice of 5 lemons
- 2 x tblsp passionfruit pulp
Bring cream & sugar to boil for 3 mins.
Remove from the heat & add lemon juice & passionfruit pulp.
Stir for 20 seconds then pour into *ramekins
Chill over night.
Serve with shortbread.
* You can be creative with the style of individual serving dishes you choose. Maybe they could suit the style or relaxed nature of the meal… wine glasses seemed to be a trend back in the 80s!