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Lemon creams

Lemon creams

These light and flavoursome lemon creams are "set" by the curdling action of the lemon juice on the heated cream, so no thickening agent is needed.

They are served in individual glasses, topped with a layer of fruit coulis (blackcurrant here).

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Last modified on: December 6th 2017

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
1 min.30 min.10 min.41 min.
Preservation: A few hours in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
Lemon creams : Photo of step #1 Put 250 ml liquid cream and 80 g caster sugar into a small saucepan. Add the zest of 1 lemon and mix well.
Stage 2
10 min.
Lemon creams : Photo of step #2 Heat gently up to 176°F (80°C). A thermometer is useful for this, but if you don't have one, just be careful not to allow the cream to boil.
Stage 3
1 min.
Lemon creams : Photo of step #3 Take off the heat and add the lemon juice all at once.
Stage 4
30 min.
Lemon creams : Photo of step #4 Mix well - you should notice it thicken slightly - then leave at room temperature to cool for 30 minutes.
Stage 5
Lemon creams : Photo of step #5 When it has cooled to room temperature,

divide the cream between the individual glasses. Stand these on a cloth laid on a baking sheet.

Cover with plastic film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Stage 6
Lemon creams : Photo of step #6 Just before serving, top with a thin layer of fruit coulis, such as blackcurrant.
Stage 7
Lemon creams : Photo of step #7 Decorate with a sprig of mint, if you wish, and serve.

Remarks

The quantities given are for a small, accompanying dessert. If they will be the main dessert feature, it would be better to double the quantities and the size of the dish.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 1.96 €
Per person : 0.33 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Based on a recipe by Jonathan Blot.
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