St Anne's & St Joseph's RC Parish

——  Accrington • Diocese of Salford  ——

St Anne's & St Joseph's
RC Parish

—  Accrington • Diocese of Salford  —


Lemon Possett

Lemon Possett is a delightful desert that I came across after a visit to Mr Thomas’ Chophouse in Manchester with an Oratorian Priest friend. I think it falls under the category of what the late Fr Alf Hughes, onetime Director of Junior Clergy in our diocese would call ‘light but substantial’.

For the Possett

600mls of double cream
150gms sugar
55mls lemon juice (the jiff lemons are perfect for this)

For the fruit topping

225gms blueberries
50mls water
75gms sugar

Place the cream, lemon juice and sugar into a pan and bring to the boil. It is important to stir continuously to prevent the sugar burning at the bottom of the pan.
Once the cream mixture has been brought to the boil it can be placed in the serving dishes. The Possett should now be allowed to cool.  This usually takes two hours in the fridge. The recipe serves 4 but if you use smaller dishes it can be made to serve more.
Put the blueberries, sugar and water into a pan and bring to the boil, stirring from time to time.

Once brought to the boil add the vodka.  Simmer for 2 mins and allow to cool. This recipe calls for 3 dessert spoons but more can be added to taste!!!

 Once cooled the blueberries can be spooned over the lemon cream mixture.



St Anne’s, Cobham Road,
Accrington, BB5 2AD.
Tel: 01254 232 920

St Joseph’s, Belgarth Road,
Accrington, BB5 6AH.


Rev Fr Francis Wadsworth (parish priest)
Rev Fr Robert Livesey (retired)

Parish Administrator

Mrs Siobhan Wood
Tel: 01254 232 920

Office Hours

Mon: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Tues, Thurs: 8:30am to 1:30pm