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Lemon Posset

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We spent a fabulous day at Perth Racecourse on Monday, with Small City Recipes taking centre stage at their annual Food and Drink Day. You'll see from the photographs that it was super sunny and the chefs who came along to demo for us all seemed to be inspired by the weather with late summer berries featuring heavily on all menus!
 
This lemon posset is a stunning dessert and is just as tasty with brambles as it is with strawberries so you can enjoy it for a few more weeks yet. 
 
Trevor had made up perfectly sized taster portions for the crowds around Small City Recipes to enjoy but suggested that at home you pour the posset into a Whiskey Glass, wait until it sets and then top with the berries.  You can also use short sundae glasses or wine glasses depending on the occasion.
 
Enjoy! Gill X 
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Cooking Time:
30 minutes
Serves: 6
Ingredients:
  • LEMON POSSET
  • 900ml Double Cream
  • 250gm Caster Sugar
  • Juice of 3 Lemons
  • GLENMORANGIE SYRUP
  • 200gm Caster Sugar
  • 50ml Honey
  • 100ml Water
  • 50ml Glenmorangie
  • 2 x Punnets of your favourite berries

     

    METHOD

    LEMON POSSET

    1. Heat sugar and cream
    2. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 2 minutes
    3. Remove from heat
    4. Let cool slightly prior to whisking in lemon juice
    5. Pour into glasses and chill in the fridge until set

    GLENMORANGIE SYRUP

    1. Mix all the ingredients
    2. Bring to the boil
    3. Reduce to a simmer and cook out for 3 minutes

    MACERATED BERRIES

    1. Pick 2 punnets of your favourite seasonal berries
    2. Wash then cut
    3. Pour over some syrup and leave for 20 minutes before serving

    NICKI'S TUPPENCEWORTH

    It truly felt like the hottest day of summer on Monday and we were thrilled when all the chefs rocked up with berries and light summery tastes. Trevor is the Exec Chef for Sodexo Prestige who are Perth Racecourse's catering partner; it may suprise you to know that as a large multi-site operator Sodexo is passionate about using local produce and Trevor is a huge fan of Perthshire Produce!

    When we asked him if there was anyway he could duck out of the kitchen to join in a Small City Recipes Cook Demo on a busy race day we thought he might be pushed to pull something local and seasonal and easy to prep out of his big chef's hat! However, the sun shone and Trevor produced the lightest of desserts using local strawberries and drizzle of honey from Scarletts (my fave!) which he picked up from Perth Farmers' Market who were there on the day.

    As a wee aside, if you've never treated yourself to hospitality at the races you really should give it a go! It is easily restaurant quality food in a big, fun environment. Like all good chefs, Trevor understands that buying what’s in season locally not only benefits the local community and environment, but also the customers. You will be truly amazed I promise!

    Please do try this out at home - you should get strawberries for another two or three weeks easily but as Gill said, you can always swap them in for brambles! Leave your comments here to let us know how you served yours. You can also share your photographs and ideas with us. We'd love to see them. As always, tag them #PerthLoveFest and we'll scatter them around our own social media.

    Nicki X

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