This gorgeous dessert is both zest and sweet. 


  • Posset

  • 600ml/1pt 1floz double cream

  • 150g/5oz caster sugar

  • 2 large lemons, zested and juiced

  • 8 strawberries

  • 2 figs, cut into wedges

  • 1 handful tiny mint sprigs, to garnish

  • Shortbread

  • 175g/6oz plain flour

  • 90g/31/2oz icing sugar

  • 60g/21/2oz ground almonds

  • 25g/1oz cornflour

  • 250g/9oz butter, cut into cubes

  • 200g/7oz stawberry jam


  • Posset :

  • 1.

    Bring the cream and sugar to the boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat then whisk in the lemon zest and juice.

  • 2.

    Whisk well then pour into serving bowls and place in the fridge to set for 1 hour.

  • 3.

    Decorate with the strawberries, figs and mint leaves.

  • Shortbread :

  • 1.

    Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350F/Gas 4.

  • 2.

    Mix the plain flour, icing sugar, ground almonds and cornflour together into a bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until it forms a breadcrumb like texture then pull together very lightly to form a soft dough.

  • 3.

    Divide the dough into small balls and press into a 24 small hole silicone bun tin or fairy cake tin.

  • 4.

    Bake in the oven until they are a light gold colour, about 10 -12 minutes.

  • 5.

    While the shortbreads bake, put the jam into a saucepan with 50ml/2floz water and bring to the boil. Simmer for a few minutes until a thick syrup texture.

  • 6.

    Remove the shortbread from the oven and carefully make a small dent in the centre with your finger to create a place to put the strawberry jam.

  • 7.

    Spoon the warm strawberry jam into the dent then set aside to cool. Serve alongside the posset.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 1648kj
  • Fat Total 115g
  • Saturated Fat 67g
  • Protein 12g
  • Carbohydrate 150g
  • Sugar 95g
  • Sodium 83mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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