Monday 18 February 2013

Mango Possets- Secret Recipe Club challenge

This is my assignment with the Secret Recipe Club. The aim of the club is that you are allocated a blog from which you have to select a recipe and try  it and blog about it.
My assigned blog was Lavender and Lime, this blog is run by Tandy Sinclair. The site has many delicious recipes. I enjoyed looking through the collection for my search for a vegetarian recipe, Finally my sweet tooth caved in and I chose her  Orange and cinnamon Posset. I was intrigued by how the cream was going to set without gelatine. I halved the measurements to make 4 portions  and also replaced the Orange with a ripe mango.

What is a Posset?

A posset is a creamy, custard-like dessert that originated in Britain. Historically, a posset was a hot drink made of milk curdled with wine or ale, often spiced, and used as a remedy for colds. Over time, the modern posset evolved into a chilled dessert made primarily with cream, sugar, and a flavouring agent such as lemon.

Origins and Evolution:

Historical Posset: In medieval times, posset was a warm drink made from milk curdled with wine or ale and was sometimes used as a medicinal remedy. It was often flavoured with spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.

Modern Posset: The contemporary version of posset is a cold set dessert, usually thickened with citrus juice. It became popular in the 16th century as a dessert and is now made by curdling cream with lemon juice and sugar, resulting in a smooth and creamy texture.

What flavour combinations can you make?

  • Lemon Posset: The classic version made with lemon juice, which curdles the cream and balances the sweetness of the sugar with its tartness.
  • Orange Posset: Uses orange juice and sometimes zest for a slightly sweeter and milder citrus flavour compared to lemon.
  • Mango Posset: Incorporates pureed mango for a tropical twist, adding both sweetness and a unique flavour profile to the creamy dessert.
  • Lime Posset: Similar to lemon posset but with a sharper, tangier flavour.
  • Berry Posset: Made with pureed berries such as raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries, giving the dessert a fruity and vibrant colour.
  • Passion Fruit Posset: Uses passion fruit pulp for a tart and exotic flavour.
  • Grapefruit Posset: For a slightly bitter and aromatic citrus variation

Have you had possets before which is your favourite flavour? Do share in the comments below.

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  1. I love mango and these look delicious! Great pictures!

  2. Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits. I haven't made much with them, but this certainly looks like a winner. Great SRC choice!

  3. Great pics..Love mangoes anytime and this is so catchy that no one would dare to say NO

  4. looks really yummy...

  5. thank you for describing this as delectable and drool worthy! Yours looks delicious :)

  6. this looks fabulous... mouth watering...

  7. I'm intrigued how such a simple dessert could look and sound so amazing. I love your swap of mango - beautiful.

  8. "Posset" was such an unfamiliar term I had to look it up. Your post and photos make Mango Posset a "must try" recipe.

  9. These are so cute and look absolutely gorgeous thank you :)

  10. A divine pudding. Mango is one of my favourites. Thanks.

  11. I never knew what a posset was, looks nice and not too complicated.


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