Vispipuuro - Finnsh Whipped Berry Porridge
Vispipuuro means “whipped porridge” in Finnish, and is a dessert porridge made of wheat semolina (manna) and berries whisked to an airy, almost whipped cream consistency. Traditionally, the ingredients are semolina flour wheat (a coarse grind of durum wheat, is a milled grain staple used throughout Europe) and lingonberry, but there are variations of this dish. Other berries and fruit that can be used are cranberries, currants, apricots, gooseberries and strawberries. The dessert is usually served with milk and sugar.
- 800 ml water
- 300 ml lingonberries (fresh, frozen)
- 100 ml sugar (to taste)
- pinch of salt
- 150 ml semolina
- Boil the water, add the berries and let simmer in the water as long as they become mashed (about 15 minutes). Rub the berries through the sieve. Strain the liquid and pour it back into the saucepan.
- Heat up to a boil. Add sugar, salt and the semolina while whisking hard. Let bubble for 5-10 minutes stirring occasionally until the mixture seems thick enough. Take off from the lid and let the porridge cool down. Whip the cooled down porridge with a mixer until the volume should approximately double. Serve with cold milk poured on top.