Friday, September 18, 2009

Lemon cream pots to celebrate vacation time

Lemon cream pots / Potinhos de limão siciliano

One of my all time favorite songs is only 1m52s long – that’s not much for a song, but it doesn’t stop it from being beautiful.

These lemon pots are made in no time at all and are delicious – it took me a little longer than the song to put them together; they developed a wonderful velvety texture after resting in the fridge.

I’m finally on vacation now - see you in three weeks!

UPDATE: my lemon broccolini soup has been featured on the Saveur magazine website! :D

Lemon cream pots / Potinhos de limão siciliano

Lemon cream pots
from Donna Hay magazine

2 cups (480ml) heavy cream
½ cup (100g) caster sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
¼ cup (60ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
whipped cream, to serve

Place cream and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add lemon zest and juice and stir to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
Pour into four ¾-cup (180ml) capacity dishes and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until set.
Top pots with the whipped cream and serve.

Serves 4


Lizzie said...

i officially have no excuse NOT to make these! they look delicious and totally do-able, even in my lame little college kitchen!

anna said...

Those look so yummy and luxurious! Have a great vacation!

A Bowl Of Mush said...

Yum! I want these now!! They look really great!

Helene said...

Ahah! We were exactly on the same frame of mind with lemon pots de creme!! They are gorgeous Patricia!

Nina Timm said...

These delightful desserts look similar to a lemon posset. I think it is almost like kitchen alchemy!!!

Kate at Serendipity said...

Oh, my do these look good! I love lemon, and creamy things and little pots. Guess what I'm making tonight?

kiss my spatula said...

so so so beautiful! not to mention, lemony desserts are always my favs!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Lovely. I can rarely resist lemon desserts, and this is no exception!

Jane said...

Lovely, elegant little lemon pots--how divine! Hope you're having a delicious vacation, Patricia.

Xiaolu said...

That looks amazing, Patricia! I love anything lemony. And the praline whipped icing on your previous post looks great too.

Anonymous said...

Tagging this - looks easy and delicious.

anadelicias said...

So simple!! So delicious!! Lovely pics!!


Susan from Food Blogga said...

I adore lemon pots de creme. They are so lovely, Patricia. And yay! on the Saveur mention. It's well deserved.

Katie said...

They look delicious and I love the little cups and spoons you served them in

Kelly @ EvilShenanigans said...

Ok, not only are those super cute, they sound delightful! I love lemon desserts like this ... creamy and refreshing. I've made a chocolate version of this a million times. I will have to make this now. I bet it would be lovely in lime too!!

Irene said...

These are so beautiful! I love lemon cream like this, but I've never made it at home. I guess it's time to try!

Frugal Kiwi said...

I love the idea of a crust-less lemon pie. Perfectly, beautiful gluten-free and my favourite kind of tangy.

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

These look beautiful and sound so refreshing, Patricia. And congratulations on having your soup on the Saveur website--very cool!

Emily said...

This dessert looks fabulous! Enjoy your vacation, and congrats on being featured on Saveur. That's awesome.

Your cupcakes look good, too!

Valerie said...

This looks so perfect in the little tea cups!

gine said...

that looks so tasty :-)!!! XOXO

kickpleat said...

These look so delicate and pretty! Lovely shots and they look amazingly delicious.

Deeba PAB said...

Oh yum yum...I think I've seen little somethings like these in INDULGE by Claire Clarke too. i'm ready to dive right in!!

Deeba PAB said...

Ooooooops, manners! Hope you have a great vacation!

Manggy said...

Have a great time, Patricia! :) Congratulations on the Saveur feature!

Petra said...

That looks delicious!!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

You can never have too many lemon recipes! These look so nice and dainty.

j.lourdes said...

nice stuff. love to try them.

Kat said...

These look delicious! I love lemons, and have a tree full of them at the moment :o) Have a great vacation.

sharona said...

Yes! I'm a cupcake baker, mostly, but I have a massive bag of spare lemons, and I know what I'm making...

Julia @ Mélanger said...

Have a fantastic holiday. In the meantime, I'm going to drool over these lemon pots! :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lizzie, I'm sure you'll love these!

Anna, thank you!

A Bowl..., thank you!

Helen, my dear, great minds think alike. ;)

Nina, I had some lemon posset in London last week and it is exactly the same thing. :)

Kate, I hope you like it!

Kiss My Spatula, lemony desserts are the best! :D
Thank you!

A Forkful..., I'm never able to resist lemon. ;)

Jane, thank you very much, darling!

Xiaolu, tks for stopping by!

The Red Deer, thank you!

Ana, thanks!

Susan, my dear, thank you very much. :)

Katie, I'm a sucker for props. :)

Kelly, using limes sounds like a wonderful idea!

Irene, thank you! You should definitely try them. ;)

Frugal Kiwi, I hadn't thought of it as a gluten free dessert. Great!
Tks for visiting!

Terry, thank you, my friend.

Emily, thank you, gorgeous!

Valerie, thank you!

Gine, thank you!

Kickpleat, thank you!

Deeba, go ahead and make some, darling!

Mark, thank you, my friend.

Petra, thank you!

Lynn, I agree - lemons are always welcome around here. ;)
Thank you!

J.Lourdes, tks for visiting!

Kat, aren't you a lucky person? I'd love to have a lemon tree! :D

Sharona, I hope you like it!

Dear Julia, I'm back! Thank you!

mycookinghut said...

I love lemon... this dessert will be on my to-do list!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! This looks sososososososososos wonderful! Simple, too!

Pille said...

Patricia, I just made these and LOVED them!!! The only change I did was adding a pinch of salt to the mix, as I always do that with desserts.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Leemei, hope you give it a go!

Heather, thank you, sweetie!

Pille, that is great news! I'm so glad to hear that - thank you for letting me know!

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