Polish Cranberry Dessert
This one is from "The Christmas Cookbook" by Poole. A twist on cranberry sauce...sounds like cranberry pudding! It will be on my Polish Christmas menu this year. (I've since made this and it was good but very tart so I'm going to give the choice to increase the sugar.) Using orange juice is a good idea...I think I'll try that in addition to cinnamon next time I make it.
SERVES 4 -6
- 1 lb fresh cranberries
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 1/2-1 cup granulated sugar (1/2 cup is tart)
- 1/4 cup potato flour or cornstarch
Boil the cranberries briskly in water until the skins burst.
I'm sorry it's been awhile since I made this -- I think you do use the water and berries -- you are just pushing them through a fine mesh sieve to discard the skins -- that's why I say I think you can use an immersion blender unless you don't want any skins -- 1/4 cup of cornstarch is a lot -- it makes it gel.
Press the cooked berries through a sieve. (I think you could use an immersion blender here, unless you don't want any skins.)
Return the puree/juice to the cooking pot and add sugar.
Mix the potato flour or cornstarch with a little water and stir it into the puree.
Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and cook gently until it thickens.
Pour the thickened puree into a pretty bowl or dishes and serve chilled with soy cream.