Lemon Syllabub

When I was young I was always going out with my parents for meals.

There was a particular hotel that my dad loved and he would often invite friends and colleagues out with us for dinner.

I remember the hotel dining room overlooked a beautiful garden (I thought fairies lived in it). I remember learning how to tackle so many forks and knives (outside in) and I remember my favourite dessert, strawberry syllabub!


Here is my recipe for a lemon one!

Lemon syllabub

284ml tub whipping cream
50g/2floz caster sugar
50ml/2floz white wine
zest and juice of 1/2 lemon

Whip the cream and sugar together until it forms soft peaks. Stir in the wine, most of the lemon zest and the juice.

Really easy, isn't it?

Graham doesn't like alcohol, being a bit straight edge, so I split the cream mix into two and added fruit juice into his, instead of wine and it worked just as well!

Who would know that I would be a wine-lover at such a young age!


  1. This was very melt in the mouth. Due to the other portion having wine in it I didn't have a second helping :(

  2. Simple yes, but very beautiful.

  3. Hello from the U.S. I was just reading through some of your recipes and find them to be simple yet elegant. I think I'll be trying some, especially the macaroni cheese!

  4. Gosh, I go away for a few days and you go cooking up a storm! Lovely food photos! Tell Graham we will need to convert him to a few sips of the good stuff (wine) soon. Send him over to my site for a few suggestions! (More later on my foodie facts!)

  5. Dear holler. I have to say that, without ever tasting a syllabub before, I'm skeptical of the lemon and wine?? I might just have to make it and prove to myself how delish it is.

  6. I didn't even know what was in syllabub, much less how easy it is! I'll be trying this soon.

  7. Graham - Glad I put wine in my half, to safeguard it!

    Beccy - it was delicious!

    Lucy - Thanks for such a lovely comment!

    Ann - Hello U.S! Let me know how you get on with the macaroni!

    Winedeb - hope you had a good break, I look forward to hearing all about it!

    little Miss Moi - It works honest! You have to trust me on this!

  8. yummy yummy one ..thks for sharing

  9. Glad you liked it Deepa!
    I like the look of your Gulab Jamun Cake ! I hadn't heard of Gulab jammun before I visited your blog!

  10. wow I've never heard of syllabub! Considering how much I love wine in dessert this is something I'll have to try!

  11. Mai + Kevin, let me know how you get on. It really is yummy and only takes minutes to make!


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