Finnish Dessert Recipes by Becky

posted by Becky 01-12-100 2:06 PM

From: The Finnish Cookbook

"Fruit soups, whipped berry puddings, and porridges comprise most of the everyday desserts in Finland. They are light, yet refreshing after a meal. Desserts as we think of them usually appear on the coffee table in Finland."

Whipped Berry Pudding or Air Pudding (Ilmapuuro)

3 cups fruit juice
1/2 cup uncooked farina
1/2 cup sugar
lemon juice

Heat the juice to boiling and sprinkle in the farina. Stir quickly to prevent lumping and cook slowly for about 30 minutes or until the farina is done.

Pour into the large bowl of an electric mixer and whip at the highest speed until very light colored, creamy and fluffy (about 20 minutes).

Sweeten to taste. If you are using a non tart juice, such as raspberry, strawberry or apple, add lemon juice to taste.

Serve with rich milk or cream.
Serves 4 to 6.

Notes: The favorite flavor in Finland is ligonberry, but cranberry or any other tart fruit juice will work.
Should be eaten the same day it is made.

Apple Snow (Omenolumi)

1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
dash salt
2 cup tart applesauce
dash cinnamon

Beat the egg whites until foamy, slowly adding sugar and salt. Beat until very stiff. Carefully fold in the applesauce until it is thoroughly combined. Turn into serving dish and top with cinnamon.
Serve immediately, or turn into ice cube tray and freeze.

Serves 4.
Notes: Very filling, author prefers it frozen.

Low in calories

Chocolate Mold (Suklaahyytelo)
1 tbsp. unflavored gelatin
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 c sugar
3 tbsp. cocoa
dash salt
dash cinnamon
2 1/2 cup rich milk, cream, or half & half
1 tsp. vanilla
whipped cream

Combine the gelatin, cornstarch, sugar, cocoa, salt, cinnamon and milk in a saucepan. Stir thoroughly until blended, then let stand for 5 minutes.

Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly, and cook until slightly thickened. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and cool.

Pour into a mold or individual dessert dishes and chill. Unmold serve with whipped cream.

Serves 4 to 6.

Serve with a fluff of whipped cream.

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