Searching for a straightforward Barefoot Contessa dessert recipe? Ina Garten’s recognized for making easy meals however even the Meals Community star admits her recipe for English Lemon Posset takes straightforward to one other stage.
Ina Garten referred to as her English Lemon Posset recipe ‘crazy easy to make’ in ‘Modern Comfort Food’
In her newest Barefoot Contessa cookbook, 2020’s Fashionable Consolation Meals, Garten included a recipe for a lemony pudding referred to as English Lemon Posset. She famous that whereas trying to find one to embrace in her cookbook, she needed to transcend the typical pudding flavors.
“Puddings are the essence of comfort food but I was looking for something a little more sophisticated than the usual chocolate or butterscotch,” she defined.
Enter this creamy, citrus-infused pudding.
“Lemon posset is a charming name for a delicious old-fashioned English lemon pudding, which I’ve tweaked with limoncello liqueur,” she mentioned.
The title might sound fancy and conjure up photos of a dessert that entails hours within the kitchen and many pots and pans however Garten insists it’s truly “crazy easy to make!”
Not solely does Garten use minimal substances to put together the pudding — eight in all — however there’s additionally the choice to make it prematurely. And as any Barefoot Contessa fan is aware of, the cookbook creator’s all about making meals forward. It’s how she makes entertaining as stress-free as doable. She even has a complete cookbook devoted to it. It’s appropriately referred to as Make It Forward.
How does Garten make the English Lemon Posset prematurely? She makes the pudding element and places it within the fridge till it’s time to serve. It entails boiling a cream combination earlier than operating it by means of a sieve to give it that signature silky texture pudding’s recognized for. Then she divides the liquid up between glass serving dishes and places them within the fridge.
As she famous in Fashionable Consolation Meals, the pudding will preserve within the fridge for up to three days. Simply earlier than serving Garten makes the raspberry and strawberry combination that goes on high of the pudding. It’s so simple as that.
Nevertheless, it is crucial to word that whereas this recipe is perhaps “crazy easy,” it does take a while to put together. The pudding has to sit within the fridge for 3 hours to agency up. So this isn’t a last-minute dessert for a spur-of-the-moment feast.
Personal a duplicate of Garten’s Fashionable Consolation Meals? Take a look at the complete recipe on Web page 188.
Garten has one other comparable pudding recipe that appears elegant however is simple to make
Need to get an concept of how Garten makes English Lemon Posset? As a result of it’s a recipe from her latest cookbook it’s not a dish that, on the time of publication, has appeared on Barefoot Contessa. However don’t fear as a result of Garten has one other recipe that’s comparable, Vanilla Rum Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel, which has been well-documented on TV.
Panna cotta’s an Italian dessert however the cooking technique just isn’t in contrast to the lemon posset. Garten makes a creamy combination earlier than pouring it into serving glasses and leaving it within the fridge to set. As a substitute of fruit on high, there’s caramel.