I have found some corny cooking instructional videos on YouTube. They are called "Swedish cooking with Jørn". The foodstuffs "Chef Jørn" is using are Swedish. They can be found in all IKEA Stores outside of Sweden which have a Swedish Food Market. NB: "Chef Jørn" is not Swedish. He is Danish. I have nothing against Danish people but couldn't IKEA find a Swedish man or woman to advertise their Swedish products?
This cooking video clip shows how to prepare Cloudberry Trifle and "Chef Jørn" takes odd combinations to a new level. Does he add lingonberry jam to enhance the flavor of the delicate cloudberry? If you mix lingonberry jam with cloudberry jam, the distinct lingonberry flavor will overtake the mild cloudberry flavor. It does not sound like a great idea. To me it is a big no-no.
My mother used to make a dessert back in the 1950s that combined hard whipped cream and lingonberry jam. This pinkly mixture was filled in home baked wafer cones. It was a treat that looked just like an ice cream cone but it was not frozen. She called the cream and lingonberry mixture "Giftas". Doesn't it resemble English berry fools?
I made two classic Scandinavian desserts this weekend. The name of desserts like these are better known as "Änglamat" in Sweden (can literally be translated into "Angel-food").
In Norway they call it Tilslørte bondepiker and in Denmark Tilslørede bondepiger. Both meaning "Veiled peasant girls". Both desserts usually made from apple sauce, browned bread crumbs and whipped cream.
In Finland they say Pappilan hätävara which means "The hasty dessert of the vicarage". I can't speak or understand Finnish so I googled it.
Anyway, whatever they are called, they can easily be assembled using simple and tasty ingredients. There is always simplicity in old fashioned recipes.
2 dessert cups
* 150 ml cloudberries
* 50 ml caster sugar
* 4 oat cookies
* 150 ml whipping cream
* ½ teaspoon vanilla sugar
1. Crush the cloudberries with a fork to make them softer.
2. Add sugar and keep stirring until you have a nice consistency.
3. Crush the oat cookies until they are crumbly.
4. Whip the cream with vanilla sugar.
5. Fill the bottom of each dessert cup with cookie crumbs, next whipped cream, then cloudberry puree and repeat layers.
6. Cover top with whipped cream and garnish with whatever you would like (I used grated dark chocolate).
Make sure you taste the sweetened cloudberry puree and adjust the sugar as needed.
What traditional "trifles" are eaten around the rest of the world?