The sun has done wonders with fruite and vegetables by this time of year in Norway, and ripe little berries are dangling in the garden bursting with flavor.
The winds are fast changing though, preparing far the fall ahead, a season I’m very much looking forward to.
The sun is hitting my kitchen later in the day that usual, the light is slowly retreating one minute at the time, and on a foggy afternoon, my kitchen is swimming in a sea of white much like the dessert I’m about to share with you.
Beautiful, pure and soft white, the color of my summer days here in Norway.
Our garden has a corner that is overgrown with huge blackberries which aroma and sweetness I adore over say, red currants that grow right beside it.
In Norway we often make delicious lemonade from these blackberries and a delicious hot drink for colder days, that I’ll make for you later in the fall.
This blackberry dessert is rich in color and flavor and is a bit of a comfort dessert, the kind you can curl up with while reading your favorite book alone, or treat a bunch of your friends to after a gorgeous meal and just keep serving up bowl after bowl.
One can eat this chilled, but I prefer it warm swimming in a sea of whipping cream.
Let’s get to it shall we?
Blackberry porridge with cream
What you need
1 liter Blackberries
1 liter Water
1/2 dl White sugar
1 dl Maizena/potato flour
Whipping cream, the good kind;)
How to do it
Put the blackberries rinsed or with the stems with the water in a large pot and bring to a boil.
Let it boil for about 5 min and pour it all through a sifter.
Pour the “lemonade” back in the pot and add 1/2 dl white sugar.
Lower the heat and let it simmer until the sugar had dissolved.
In a bowl dissolve the maizena/potato flour in 1 dl water, and por it in the blackberry porridge slowly while constantly stirring to avoid lumps.
Let the mixture boil for a few minutes on higher heat.
Remove after a couple of minutes and serve with whipping cream,
If you like it chilled, sprinkle some sugar on top of the pot with the blackberry porridge to avoid for it to form a film on top, then put in the fridge covered.
Serve chilled with whipping cream.
This dessert is a simple basic and only creativity puts a stopper to how you can add delicious things to it to make it more decadent, but I love the simpleness of it and how beautiful it looks in the bowl, warm blackberry porridge dancing in a sea of cool white whipping cream.