British Recipes > Devonshire Junket

How to make Devonshire junket:
A Devonshire recipe which is entirely dependent on dairy farming. At one time junket was very popular as a dessert, especially for invalids, but it is rarely eaten nowadays.


2 pints milk
1 tablespoon caster/superfine sugar
2 teaspoons rennet (or follow instructions on bottle for amount to be used)
1/4 teaspoon powdered cinnamon or nutmeg
1 tablespoon brandy or rum
clotted cream
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Warm the milk to between 70 degrees and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (see temperature conversions).
- Put it into a large serving dish and stir in the rennet and sugar.
- Add the brandy or rum.
- Stir once or twice and leave in a warm room to set.
- When set, cover with clotted cream and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.