NEIL'S RECIPES: SEABUCKTHORN POSSET

by Cafe St Honoré


"Classically, a posset would be made from a citrus fruit like a lemon for its acidity and ability to assist in the setting of the cream. It still mystifies me as how the cream sets like it does! It is such an easy recipe and is quite simply cream and sugar boiled together with the addition of sea buckthorn juice for flavour. I use quite a lot of sea buckthorn as I adore that salty tropical flavour. A really good party pudding, made the day before so you don’t have to worry about it on the day you are cooking."

Image: Paul Johnston, Copper Mango

Image: Paul Johnston, Copper Mango

Makes 4
Prep time 5 minutes, cooking time 3 minutes

INGREDIENTS

450g double cream

110g caster sugar

4-10 tablespoons of sea buckthorn juice, which you can find in delis and health food shops

Mint to garnish

Shortbread to garnish

METHOD

This is a very easy recipe, simply bring the cream and sugar to the boil in a pan and cook for 3 minutes precisely. Set a timer.

Then when boiled, add sea buckthorn juice to your taste and pass through a fine sieve into a jug. Decant into glasses or tea cups for serving, and chill in the fridge - ideally overnight.

Serve with a few freshly-baked pieces of shortbread, and garnish with a bunch of fresh mint. For an extra kick, add a tablespoon of sea buckthorn juice to the top of each posset.