So, remember we had that bag of limes and having used some in cocktails, we made some smoothies with it?  Well there are a couple left so what else can they be used for?  Over to chef Robert who has provided a simple and classy dessert recipe using limes and a lemon.  Meet the lemon and lime posset.

Ingredients

(Serves 4)

  • 500ml double cream
  • 5oz caster sugar
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • Juice of 2 small limes

Method

Combine the sugar and cream in a pan and bring it to the boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer for around five minutes then add the juice of the two fruits, whisking as you do.  Bring the mixture back to the boil and pour into four medium ramekins.  Chill the mixture for four hours.

To serve you can take some whipped cream and add to the top of the mixture with a dusting of icing sugar.  To add a little extra flavour, finish with a strawberry or use the remaining citrus fruits, grated up and sprinkled on top.  A shortbread biscuit is also often served alongside the dessert.

Lime PossettVariations

For another variation using the same basic idea, you can leave out the lemon and use both the lime juice and the grated zest in the cream and sugar mixture.  Once the chilled mixture is ready, add a few raspberries to the top and a little of the remaining zest.