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    St Clements Posset


    There’s nothing better than Yorkshire rhubarb. These wondrous pink delights really are a culinary treat. This St Clement’s posset is a zingy set cream and is super-easy to make – the perfect dinner party dessert.

    St Clement's Posset

    St Clement's Posset

    A delicious twist on a classic.



    Serves 4

    • 4 sticks of pink forced rhubarb
    • 900 ml double cream
    • 275g caster sugar
    • 5 lemons (120 ml fresh lemon juice)
    • 2 oranges (90 ml fresh orange juice)


    1. To make the posset, finely grate the zest from one of the lemons and one of the oranges.
    2. Put the cream, 175g of sugar, lemon and orange zests in a saucepan over a medium-high heat.
    3. Bring to the boil and cook for 3 minutes. Then add all the citrus juice, bring back to the boil and continue to cook for another 3 minutes.
    4. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve and pour it straight into six wine or dessert glasses while the mixture is still hot (but not boiling, or the glass might crack). Allow it to set for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
    5. Cut the rhubarb into 1-inch size pieces; add the other 100g of sugar, and a splash of water. Cover the pan with a lid and gently cook until the rhubarb is stewed. Place to the side to cool.
    6. To serve, remove the glasses from the fridge and spoon the rhubarb on the top of the set posset.

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