This is an easy, quick, creamy little dinner party pudding. Lemon syllabub is my failsafe quick dessert - it's delicious on its own but looks very pretty decorated with toasted almonds, raspberries or redcurrants.
Mix the lemon juice with the sherry and brandy or whisky.
Stir in the caster sugar and, when dissolved, add the double cream gradually, whisking by hand as you pour, continuing for at least five minutes until holding soft peaks.
Transfer to six or eight pretty dishes, or glasses, and leave in a cold place until required.
Lindsey Bareham is the author of One Pot Wonders
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