Magic Mother's Day Meals: Lemon Posset and Shortbread Recipe

Magic Mother's Day Meals: Lemon Posset and Shortbread Recipe
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Magic Mother's Day Meals: Lemon Posset and Shortbread Recipe

With just two more days until Mother’s Day, the chances are that many of you will have prepared ahead and have a card and gift ready and waiting to be presented to your mum this Sunday. If you’re planning on getting a little more creative though, we have the answer! Our Magic Mother’s Day Meal series has been here to guide you through the steps to create a delicious 3 course meal we’re sure will dazzle your mum. We’ve already showed you how to make a delicious Pea and Mint Soup starter and a Fancy Fish and Chips main and today, in our final guide, we’re showing you how to make a delicious dessert in the form of a tangy Lemon Posset with Shortbread Biscuits. Total time to table: 35 mins Total Cost Per Serving: £0.79 Contains Nuts? No Suitable for Vegetarians? Yes Serves: 6 Ingredients

For the posset

  • 600ml double cream
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • Zest of 3 lemons, plus 75ml juice

For the shortbread

  • 125g/4oz butter
  • 55g/2oz caster sugar, plus extra to finish
  • 180g/6oz plain flour


  • Pour the cream into a large saucepan and add the caster sugar. Gently heat, stirring, until the sugar has melted.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 min.
  • Turn off the heat and add in the lemon zest and juice stirring until fully combined.
  • Divide the mixture between ramekins then leave to cool until the mixture reaches room temperature.
  • Carefully place the ramekins into the fridge, cover and leave to chill for at least 3 hrs until set.
  • For the shortbread biscuits, heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
  • Add the butter and sugar into a food processor like the Tower 1000W Professional Food Processor and pulse until the butter and sugar are combined.
  • Add in the flour and pulse until you have a smooth paste.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and gently roll out until the dough is around 1cm thick.
  • Cut into equal fingers and place onto a lined baking tray. Sprinkle with caster sugar and leave to chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.

To serve

  • Serve the posset in the ramekins, topped with a round of shortbread.
This citrusy sweet treat brings us to the end of our Magic Mother’s Day Meals series.  We hope that we’ve given you plenty of inspiration for making the day extra special for your mum and hope that your mum enjoys whatever it is you whip up in the kitchen! To celebrate, we're offering 10% off everything on the Tower site until Sunday 6th March, perfect for those last minute Mother's Day gifts!  Just add our discount code MOTD10  at the checkout*. We’d love to see your finished Magic Mother’s Day meals so if you give any of our recipes a go or have any magical Mother’s Day recipes of your own, feel free to share them with us on our Facebook or Twitter or share your photos with us on Instagram. Happy Mother's Day! *offer excludes sale items
4 March 2016
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