This is a delicate dessert from England, popular in Shakespeare’s time. Once you have made it a few times, you may want to vary it by using other citrus juices. It is light and luscious.

1 ½ cups whipping cream
½ cup sugar or cane sugar
½ cup lemon juice
zest of a lemon

Into a large (this is very important) saucepan, pour all the ingredients. Stir to mix well. Bring to a boil and boil for about 3 minutes. Stay right beside the stove, watching it the whole time. It will rise up and try to boil over, so you may need to lift the pan off the stove to prevent a boil-over. That is why it is so important to use a large sauce pan. After you have done it once, you will understand. Pour into little dessert dishes or fancy teacups or oriental teacups. This amount will make 8 – ¼ cup servings. Refrigerate for at least an hour or till it firms up like custard. Eat slowly with a little spoon. Enjoy!

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