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Dominic Chapman's orange posset with poached rhubarb recipe

Dominic Chapman's orange posset with poached rhubarb recipe

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Dominic Chapman's glorious orange posset recipe is an exquisite pudding that's sure to win smiles at the end of a meal. This is a very kid-friendly recipe that children can help whip the cream or spoon the rhubarb into glasses. If you can't source grenadine at your local shop, raspberry cordial could substitute. See method

  • Serves 12
  • 20mins to prepare, 30mins to cook and 40mins to cool
  • 246 calories / serving


For the orange posset

  • 3tbsp orange zest
  • 150ml (5fl oz) fresh orange juice
  • 3tbsp caster sugar
  • 600ml (1pint) whipping cream

For the poached rhubarb

  • 250g (8oz) rhubarb
  • 1/2 orange, zest only
  • 95g (31/2oz) sugar
  • 1 dash grenadine syrup

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    13g 63%
  • Sugars

    15g 17%
  • Salt

    0g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 15.9g Protein 1.3g Fibre 0.8g


  1. For the posset, add the orange zest to a bowl. Squeeze the juice and sieve into the bowl. Add the sugar and stir for 1 minute to dissolve.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the cream. As it thickens, trickle in the orange mixture. Continue whisking until stiff then store in a piping bag or container in the fridge until ready to use. This posset is delicate in flavour and can be sweetened with more sugar or 100ml of extra orange juice.
  3. For the poached rhubarb, peel, trim and cut the rhubarb into batons - reserve the trimmings.
  4. Combine the sugar, water, orange zest, rhubarb trimmings, grenadine or cordial in a pan.
  5. Bring to the boil and then leave to cool. Strain the stock syrup through a fine sieve, the liquor should be very pink in colour.
  6. Add the rhubarb batons to the stock syrup. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and leave to cool in the liquor - the rhubarb should be tender but hold its shape.
  7. Divide the rhubarb into glasses, remove the posset from the fridge and pipe or spoon over the rhubarb and serve.

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Guideline Daily Amounts are calculated for a standard adult woman.


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