Orange posset with rhubarb

servings12
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Orange posset

  • 3 tbsp of orange zest
  • 150ml of fresh orange juice
  • 3 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 500ml of whipping cream

Poached rhubarb

  • 250g of rhubarb
  • 1/2 orange, zest only
  • 375ml of water
  • 95g of sugar
  • 1 dash of grenadine syrup

Method

1
For the posset, add the orange zest and juice to a bowl. Add the sugar and stir for 1 minute to dissolve
  • 150ml of fresh orange juice
  • 3 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp of orange zest
2
Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form, set aside
  • 2 egg whites
3
In a separate bowl, whip the cream. As it thickens, trickle in the orange mixture. Continue whisking until stiff
  • 500ml of whipping cream
4
Fold the whisked egg whites into the cream, then store in a piping bag or container in the fridge until ready to use
5
For the poached rhubarb, peel, trim and cut the rhubarb into batons - reserve the trimmings
  • 250g of rhubarb
6
Combine the sugar, water, orange zest, rhubarb trimmings, grenadine or cordial in a pan over a medium heat
  • 1/2 orange, zested
  • 375ml of water
  • 95g of sugar
  • 1 dash of grenadine syrup
7
Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and leave to cool. Strain the stock syrup through a fine sieve, the liquor should be very pink in colour
8
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
9
Divide the rhubarb into glasses, remove the posset from the fridge and pipe or spoon over the rhubarb