Now I already have a post that's called 'manna from heaven', but to be honest, this one deserves it so much more. Although cous-cous is great, the Estonian classic dessert - semolina-mousse, is just much more likely to be something that is in the divine realm :).
This dessert is something that every single kid in Estonia has grown up eating. It's served in kindergartens and in school cafeterias and made by moms at home. And as all the meals that are so widely prepared, there are many variations as to what they look and taste like. It is quite possible to get a disgustingly pale, grayish and yellowish looking sludge (depending on the juice you use and the amount of semolina and time of vigorous whipping that goes in) and then it's possible to get my mom's lovely, vibrant pink, super fluffy, satin smooth and yet tangy tasting mousse.
This post is obviously about the latter kind.
My mom's spectacular cranberry-semolina mousse (Jõhvika mannavaht):
~600 ml cranberry juice (relatively concentrated)
100 ml sugar
150 ml semolina
Heat the juice and the sugar in a small saucepan to a boil. Drizzle in the semolina, stirring constantly. Turn down the heat and simmer for ~10-15 minutes, keep stirring occasionally. You'll basically end up with a semolina-porridge, but it should be thinner for the mousse.
Let it cool off and beat with an electric hand-mixer until nice and fluffy.
Serve with cold milk.