Red Berry Soup

A beautiful spring soup that can be a simple dessert. Serve with yogurt, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream. Save the leftovers for an eye-popping dessert topping.
By Christina Soong-Kroeger

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Red soup is my spin on a traditional German dessert, Rote Grütze, that I ate when travelling around Germany many years ago. I’m not sure a German traditionalist would approve of my so-easy-it’s-barely-a-recipe riff so think of this as a homage rather than an authentic rendition. On a side note, red is my favourite colour – it brings me luck and it always puts a smile on my face. May this soup do both for you, too.

Red Berry Soup
 
A beautiful spring soup that can be a simple dessert. Serve with yogurt, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream. Save the leftovers for an eye-popping dessert topping. Gluten and refined sugar-free. Can be dairy-free if you serve it as is or with a dairy-free cream, yoghurt or ice cream.Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 kg mixed berries, fresh or frozen (if frozen, use thawed)
  • 1-473 ml bottle pomegranate juice
  • 3 teaspoons corn flour
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • 4-6 tablespoons honey, agave syrup or rice malt syrup
  • Cream, vanilla custard or ice cream to serve
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring berries and pomegranate juice to the boil.
  2. Dissolve corn flour in water and then stir into the bubbling mixture.
  3. Immediately turn heat down and simmer for a further minute and then switch off heat and leave to cool.
  4. Sweeten to desired taste with honey and then refrigerate the soup for 2-3 hours.
  5. Serve it with cream, vanilla custard or ice cream.

 

Christina Soong-Kroeger

Christina publishes The Hungry Australian - a collection of recipes, reviews and stories about food - and is a regular contributor to Sumptuous. Her writing has appeared in the China Daily and That’s Shanghai while her photography regularly appears on Foodgawker, Tasteologie and Photograzing. After eating her way around Shanghai, London, Hong Kong, Leeds and Melbourne, she now calls Adelaide, South Australia, home again.

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