Sunday, December 20, 2009

Manna from Heaven vol 2

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):
serves 4

~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.

10 comments:

Pille said...

Jõhvikamahlaga roosamanna on parim :)

Kat, kas Sul suhkru- ja mannakogused naaaatuke mööda pole läinud? Ma ise võtan liitri lahjendatud jõhvikamahla kohta 150 ml mannat ning 100 ml suhkrut. Seda, et keegi palju rohkem suhkrut paneb, ma isegi mõistan, aga kolmveerand liitrit mannat oleks vist ikka liig mis liig ;D

Kat said...

:D mein gott, sul on õigus. Aitäh :)

Shea said...

We just adopted a son from Estonia last month. I would like to try and make this for him if I can find semolina.

Kat said...

Wow Shea. If you can't find any, let me know and I'll send you some.
Really.
Thanks for reading my blog and posting this comment.

Shea said...

I really hope to try and make some of your recipes for him. I adored Estonian food during our trip. I also gained weight lol.

katrin said...

koogiretsept jõuludeks :)
Sinu andunud blogilugeja Katrin




Rummikook:



1 tl suhkrut,

1 või 2 pudelit rummi,

1 dl kuivatatud puuvilju,

pruuni suhkrut,

1 tl soodat,

100 g võid,

2 muna,

3 sidrunit,

1 kl jahu,

1 dl pähkleid



Alustuseks proovi rummi. Mmm, hea, kas pole? Võid alustada.



Võta suur kauss, mõõduklaas jne



Proovi uuesti rummi. Veendumaks, kas rumm on piisavalt hea, vala 1 dl klaasi ja joo nii kiiresti kui saad. Korda.



Klopi mikseriga või suures kausis.... lisa 1 tl suhkrut ja vahusta veel.



Kontororolli, kas rumm on OK.......



Võta veel klaasike. Ava teine pudel kui vaja............



Lisa munad, kuivatatadud puuvljad.... peksa vahule.....



Kui nad kitivad mikseri kinni, kasuta kruvikeeraja abi....



Maitse rummi, et kontrollida konsis..konssisitensistentsi...



lisa 3 dl soola või pipart või ..... vahet pole.......



Proovi rummi. Bressi 1 sidururuni mahl ........ lisa 1 tl pruuni või miskit värvi suhhurt....



vahet pole.........Sega.......



Määri ahi võiga, keera koogivorm 350 kraadi peale, keera tainas ahju..........



Maitse veel rummi, mine magama.......

Pille said...

Shea, look for cream of wheat - it's the same thing as semolina manna Kat uses.

Shea said...

Thanks! Yes, we have cream of wheat here. I look forward to making this very soon! I showed Oskar this picture and he knew what it was and said he liked it and wanted some.

Kat said...

Great! And thank you Pille for the clarification!
Happy Holidays :).

Ps. Katrin - see tundub mulle küll üks kook, mida oleks seltsis segasem valmistada :D

Sophie said...

What a georgous & ooh so festive dessert, Kat!!

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