Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Cloudberry Preserves

Cloudberry Preserves

 The ripe fruits are golden-yellow, soft and juicy, and are rich in vitamin C. When eaten fresh, cloudberries have a distinctive tart taste. When over-ripe, they have a creamy texture somewhat like yogurt and a sweetened flavour. They are often made into jams, juices, tarts, and liqueurs. In Finland, the berries are eaten with heated "leipƤjuusto" (a local cheese; the name translates to "bread-cheese"), as well as lots of cream and sugar. In Sweden, cloudberries and cloudberry jam are used as a topping for ice cream, pancakes, and waffles. In Norway, they are often mixed with whipped cream and sugar to be served as a dessert called "multekrem" (Cloudberry cream), as a jam or even as an ingredient in homemade ice cream. They may also be added to cakes that often contain marzipan. In Canada, cloudberries are used to flavour a special beer. Canadians also use them for jam, but not on the same scale as Scandinavians. In Alaska, the berries are mixed with seal oil, reindeer or caribou fat (which is diced up and made fluffy with the seal oil), and sugar to make "Eskimo Ice Cream" or Agutak.

Cloudberry Preserves

Cloudberry Preserves

Cloudberry Preserves

Cloudberry Preserves

Cloudberry Preserves

Cloudberry Preserves

Cloudberry Preserves

Cloudberry Preserves

Cloudberry Preserves

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