lemon posset with rose & hibiscus

I made these little pots of posset for an event themed on 'hello goodbye'. Possets were traditionally served at weddings, where they contained alcohol and were passed around in one vessel for each of the guests to share. They are still an important part of Orcadian wedding ceremonies. The 'stepping out' of your own family circle and embracing someone else's within the structure of marriage for me was a significant representation of 'hello goodbye' to make it on the menu for this event. 


I served them with a syrup of rose and hibiscus alongside pistachio shortbread biscuits. I used the 'how to make the perfect' recipe for the posset . Take any basic shortbread recipe and add some whizzed up pistachios or nuts of your choosing.