Unlike American-style puddings, this Finnish dessert is made with fruit juice, thickened with wheat farina and then lightened by beating air into the mixture.
4 cups water 2 cups blueberries (about 1 pint) 3/4 cup wheat farina, such as Cream of Wheat (not instant) 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon salt
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1. Combine water and blueberries in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Strain the blueberries, pressing on the solids; you will have 3 to 3 1/2 cups blueberry juice. (Discard the solids).
2. Rinse the saucepan and return the juice to it. Stir in farina, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until the mixture has thickened slightly, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
3. Transfer the farina mixture to a stand mixer and beat with the whisk attachment on low speed for 1 minute. Increase speed to high and beat until doubled in volume, with a texture similar to fluffy marshmallow, 8 to 10 minutes more.
4. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
ACTIVE: 20 minutes TOTAL: 3 hours 10 minutes TO MAKE AHEAD: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.