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Posted for ZWT-6. From the Usborne Children's World Cookbook that Gramma gave to my son when he was first learning to cook. To celebrate the short Scandinavian summer, people make special fruit puddings such as this one. Any berry or combination of berries works, but you may need to adjust the amount of sugar to compensate. Chilling time is unknown, so be sure to make this dessert ahead of time. NOTE: This recipe was printed in the World Cookbook as a pudding. Thanks to UmmIbrahim for taking the time to make and review this recipe. As a result of her findings, I've re-titled it as a soup instead of a pudding. Berry soups are a popular treat in Scandinavia and because of that I've decided it should really be presented as a cold soup. :)
- Put the fruit, sugar and water in a pan. Cook them over a low heat for five minutes, until the fruit is soft.
- Let the fruit cool, then use the back of a spoon to push it through a sieve into a bowl. Throw away any bits left in the sieve.
- Put the cornflour in a cup. Mix it with a tablespoon of the juices from the cooked fruit, until it is smooth.
- Stir the cornflour mixture into the fruit. Then, pour the fruit back into the pan and bring it to the boil.
- Turn the heat down low. Cook the fruit for five minutes, stirring it with a wooden spoon all the time.
- Take the pan off the heat and let the mixture cool. Pour it into 4 glasses or bowls. Chill them in a refrigerator.
- Garnish with fresh berries before serving.
I used a raspberry/strawberry combination for this. I followed the recipe exactly, but the end result was nothing like a pudding, it had more the consistency of a fruit nectar. It was more like a beverage than something you wouid need a spoon for. The flavor was nice. If I were going to make it again, I would definitely add a bit more cornstarch.