Debesmanna (Cranberry Mousse)

Debesmanna (Cranberry Mousse)
Farina undergoes an unexpected transformation from hot cereal to airy pudding in this tart-sweet Latvian dessert, which is typically served with milk poured on top. Back to Riga Revisited »Todd Coleman

Farina undergoes an unexpected transformation from hot cereal to airy pudding in this tart-sweet Latvian dessert, which is typically served with milk poured on top. This recipe first appeared in our May 2011 issue, with the article Riga Revisited.

Debesmanna (Cranberry Mousse)
Farina undergoes an unexpected transformation from hot cereal to airy pudding in this tart-sweet Latvian dessert, which is typically served with milk poured on top.
Yield: serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 12 cup farina or cream of wheat
  • Milk, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring juice and sugar to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in farina, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, and process on medium-high until thick and doubled in volume, about 12 minutes. Serve in bowls with milk poured over top, if desired.