Champagne & raspberry possets

Champagne & raspberry possets

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins plus 2 1/2 hrs chilling

Easy

Serves 2

The dryness of your chosen fizz works well with the delicate sweetness of this impressive posset

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal698
  • fat54g
  • saturates33g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars46g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 140g frozen raspberries, defrosted
  • 2 tbsp Champagne (buy a mini bottle and treat yourself to a glass while you prepare dinner!)
    Champagne

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  • 200ml double cream
  • 4 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 2 tsp freeze-dried raspberry pieces
  • shortbread biscuits, to serve

Method

  1. Put the raspberries and Champagne in a mini food processor or blender (or use a jug and a hand blender). Whizz until the purée is as smooth as you can get it, then use a wooden spoon or spatula to push as much of it through a sieve as you can. Discard the seeds left behind. 

  2. Put the cream and sugar in a saucepan and warm gently until the sugar melts. Increase the heat until just boiling, then boil vigorously for 21/2 mins, stirring constantly. Turn off the heat and stir in the raspberry-Champagne purée. Cool for 15 mins before dividing between 2 small pots or glasses. Chill for 30 mins, then sprinkle over the freeze-dried raspberry pieces and chill for at least 2 hrs more until set (or overnight if you’re making ahead).

  3. To serve, remove the possets from the fridge and add some shortbread biscuits (shop-bought or find shortbread recipes here on bbcgoodfood.com).

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burbles
7th Sep, 2016
5.05
First time I did this recipe I used ordinary caster sugar and it was perfect. Second time I used golden and was less impressed. I'm usually one to prefer brown sugar over white but certainly in this case I recommend white caster sugar.
DazzlingDaisy
30th Dec, 2016
The quantity of rasberries is 140g. Is this the weight of the raspberries frozen or defrosted?
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goodfoodteam
30th Dec, 2016
Thanks for your question. You can weigh them frozen.
Nespresso
28th Sep, 2016
Hi, do you think there is any reason why you couldn't use fresh raspberries for this recipe? Thanks
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goodfoodteam
29th Sep, 2016
Hi there,The reason for the frozen raspberries was due to it being a recipe written for the November issue of the magazine. Fresh raspberries will work just as well. Enjoy!
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