I really love spending time in the kitchen, but sometimes I just don't have the time or energy to spend stirring, whisking and folding. On Saturday night, I really was not in the right frame of mind to be creating fancy deserts for visiting family members. Instead, I spent 10 minutes making a Limoncello Syllabub. Sounds impressive, I know...
500ml Devilishly Delicious Sicilian Lemon Pot
75ml Limoncello (or similar)
Pour the lemon pot pack into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer on a low heat for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together the Limoncello and mascarpone until soft peaks are formed. Fold the lemon into the cream and pour the mix into desert pots or ramekins. Leave to chill for 2 hours, or even overnight.
Just before serving, I swirled some lemon curd on each, sprinkled with lemon zest, blueberries and mint leaves to finish.
Within minutes, my family had finished these and no one even suspected that they were a vegetarian and gluten free desert. If I hadn't have told them, they wouldn't have even doubted that I'd made them.
These syllabubs were so light and fresh, perfect after a big meal. The Limoncello cuts through the cream and gives a strong lemon warmth. My family are Limoncello fans and always order a desert similar to this at our favourite local Italian restaurant, their only comment...next time more Limoncello! It is entirely optional though, as is the mascarpone.
Devilishly Delicious are a brand that create restaurant quality desert packs for consumers to be able to create their own deserts at home. All you do for each desert is heat in the pan for a few minutes, pour into ramekins and chill for 2 hours. But, you really have the chance to get creative.
The four desert packs in the range include; Sicilian Lemon Pot, Pot au Chocolat, Crème Brûlée and Panna Cotta. They also have a range of fruit coulis available in; Mango, Sour Cherry, Raspberry and Green Apple.
You can find them in Lakeland, selected Waitrose stores or Ocado online. Alternatively, use their store locator found here.
Although Devilishly Delicious kindly sent me these sweet treats, I really enjoyed both the making and eating of them. I can honestly say that I am going to buy some and keep them in the cupboard for those last minute moments. And for every other moment because I've been dreaming of their chocolate pots ever since...
Next, I'll post my Amaretto Chocolate pot recipe!