Friday, 8 March 2013
Seville Orange Posset
Then, I guess due to ubiquity, it fell out of favour. But when I was trying to come up with a dessert to have after a rich beef curry, it popped back into my head. As a slight variation, I made it with lovely, bitter seville oranges (which I have had in the freezer to prolong their brief season). I served it with more of Azelia's marmalade brandy snaps to add another layer of bitter orange flavour.
Seville Orange Posset (makes 5-6)
600ml double cream
50g caster sugar
3 seville oranges, juice and finely grated zest
Combine the cream and sugar in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring just up to a boil and remove from the heat. Add the juice and zest of the oranges. At this point alchemy happens - the cream immediately thickens but it doesn't curdle. Pour into ramekins. This amount makes 5-6 reasonable portions (it's quite rich, you don't need a lot). Chill for several hours before serving with something crisp.