Jordbaer Grod (Danish Strawberry Pudding)
This is a traditional, Danish summer dessert, slightly adapted. Very cooling and refeshing.
- Ready In:
- 2 lbs strawberries
- 1 cup sugar (or to taste)
- 1 quart water (reserve 1/2 cup)
- 1⁄2 cup cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh only, please)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1⁄3 cup water
- cold heavy cream
- Hull and rinse berries. Add to water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add sugar and simmer until berries are tender, 10-15 minutes (depending on size of berries). Lower heat to medium-low.
- Dissolve cornstach, lemon juice and vanilla and almond extracts in reserved 1/2 cup water, and add to berries and sugar. Bring to rolling boil, stirring constantly. Continue stirring and allow pudding to boil a few minutes until thickened. Ladle into individual serving bowls. Cool.
- To Serve: Sprinkle with sugar and serve with cold, heavy cream.
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I thought this was very good. Instead of cooling in individual cups I chilled it in a large bowl and allowed everyone to serve themselves. We had it with whipped cream. Next time I may cut back the cooking time as we felt it might be better if the strawberries were firmer and not quite so soft. I think this would also be delicious on vanilla ice cream, shortcake or angel food. It has a lot of possibilities.Reply
I made this for ZWT3. I'm sorry to say that mine didn't get 5 start result. I started with ripe rich red berries but all the color "washed out" in the cooking, sadly the flavor also seemed to fade. I did use Splenda in place of the sugar which I stirred in as I removed it from the heat. It was already color faded so I know that it didn't cause the effect but perhaps the lack of added sugar did? The flavor was nice but not what I was expecting.1Reply
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