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Vegan lemon posset with shortbread

20 March 2018

This creamy lemon posset is made using silken tofu instead of double cream, making it a much healthier alternative.

Vegan lemon posset with shortbread
Vegan lemon posset with shortbread

Setting time

1 hour

Cooking time

15 minutes




For the lemon posset

  • 600g silken tofu*
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 120 ml agave nectar
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A few fresh raspberries, to serve
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar, to serve

For the shortbread biscuits

  • 200g dairy-free butter**
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 310g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp corn flour mixed with 2 tbsp cold water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp dairy-free milk, if needed

*Silken tofu is sold in long-life cartons in the Japanese section of the world food aisle, or sometimes in the free-from aisle. It has a thick, creamy consistency very different to the solid tofu used in stir fries. Silken tofu is commonly used in sauces and desserts in Japan.

** Dairy-free butter brands include Vitalite, Flora Freedom and Pure.


For the lemon possets

Blend all the posset ingredients, except the raspberries and icing sugar, together in a food processor until smooth.

2. Divide the mixture equally between 4 glasses and chill for at least an hour or overnight.

3. To serve, top with fresh raspberries, a sprinkling of icing sugar and 2 shortbread biscuits (see recipe below).

For the shortbread biscuits

1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line two baking trays with baking paper.

2. Mix the dairy-free butter and icing sugar together in a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the dairy-free milk.

3. If the mixture is too stiff, add the dairy-free milk to help thin it out until you have a soft but firm mixture.

4. Transfer to a piping bag with a large star nozzle. Pipe the mixture into small circular spirals. Starting from the outside, working your way in. Try and keep them all the same size!

5. Bake for approx 12-15 minutes until lightly golden. Leave to cool completely.

Credit: Aimee Ryan for Wallflower Kitchen, Copyright: The Vegan Society, 2018.

Visit our vegan recipe page for more delicious meat and dairy-free cooking ideas


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