Berry soups are popular in Finland and throughout Scandinavia. Tiikat likes to eat his on top of rice porridge, but it is equally delicious topped with a dollop of cream!
Cooking up some berry soup is always a good idea. Your kitchen should smell amazing while it boils. Thinking about it makes our mouth water already!
Hint: If you want to serve this with rice porridge it is a good idea to have them boiling next to each other at the same time.
Cooking time: less than 20 minute
What you need:
- 2 cups (500ml) apple juice
- 2-3 cups (500-750ml) fresh or frozen berries
- 2 cinnamon sticks and/or 2 whole cloves (optional)
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whipped/sour/coconut cream for topping (optional)
- Measuring cup or jug
- Wooden spoon
- Combine your cornflour with 3 tablespoons of apple juice. Stir until smooth.
- In a saucepan, combine the berries and the rest of your apple juice. Add the cinnamon and cloves if using. Bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat so that the soup slowly simmers for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Add the cornstarch mixture to the berry mixture. Cook and stir until the soup starts to thicken. Continue cooking and stirring for 2 minutes more.
- Remove from the heat, throw away the cinnamon sticks and cloves and stir in the vanilla.
- Spoon your soup into bowls and top with a dollop of cream if you wish.
Berry soup goes well with lots of things, not just rice pudding.
If you want to try something different, you could spoon some over some peanut butter toast for a delicious breakfast.
You could also serve a spoonful as a side for meatballs and mash or other savoury dishes. Why not experiment and see what it tastes good with?
You could also try making fruit soup with other fruits, including dried fruit. We would love to hear how you get on!