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Rødgrøde med Fløde AKA Red Porridge with Cream



When I was 16, I lived in Denmark for 6 months. Some of my nearest and dearest friends are Danish and I grew up with special Scandinavian traditions and specialities mixed into my life home. I think “rød grød med fløde” or Red Porridge with Cream is the prize of Denmark…well, at least during strawberry season, anyway. It is a simple dessert, consisting of stewed red berries (traditionally strawberries), a little sugar, cornstarch and touch of lemon with a splash of cream. For those of you who have ever visited Denmark, I’m sure you have been asked to pronounce the “impossible”. For those of you planning a visit, start practicing early and prepare yourself for friendly humiliation, as it’s a mouthful. Consider it “Danish hazing” and you’re now in the family.

INGREDIENTS:

Serves 8 (the sweetness of this recipe varies depending on sweetness of your strawberries so taste, taste, taste!)

  • 2.5 lbs Strawberries, cleaned and quartered

  • 1/2 cup sugar (if Strawberries are under ripe, you may want to add a little more sugar)

  • 1 lemon, zest and juice

  • 2 TBS cornstarch mixed with 3 Tbs water

  • 2 TBS Saint Germain Elder Flower Liqueur (optional)

  • Heavy Whipping Cream

PREPARATION:

  • Combine strawberries, sugar and zest in a large pot and simmer 15 – 20 minutes on medium-low until strawberries begin to break down and mixture becomes soupy. I like to maintain some of the berry texture in the porridge. You can continue simmering until mixture consistency is to your liking.

  • Add cornstarch and water mixture. Simmer an additional 3 minutes.

  • Add lemon juice just before removing from heat to brighten berry flavors.

  • Place in a temperature safe bowl and chill in fridge for 1+ hour.

  • Serve in a small bowl with a drizzle of heavy cream.

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