Lool, if you are tired of me and my Agbalumo experiments, imma have to ask you to step aside for a minute or two because there’s more.
I’ve been wanting to make this posset since I first realised how acidic Agbalumo was. How it curdled milk. Yep, this has been in my plan for a year and a bit.
So what’s a posset? According to Wikipedia, A posset (also spelled poshote, poshotte) was a British hot drink of milk curdled with wine or ale, often spiced, which was popular from medieval times to the 19th century. The word is mainly used nowadays for a related dessert similar to syllabub. In the Middle Ages, it was used as a cold and flu remedy and was more of a drink than a mousse.
So finally, I gave it a go. I did feel a bit disappointed because the end result was a bit too sweet and orangey and not as full of Agbalumo flavour as I’d hoped. And, it didn’t quite ‘set’. It thickened but not considerably.
I think the addition of orange juice might have inhibited the setting so I’m going to try this but with lime juice which is more acidic than orange. Because we don’t give up.