Finnish Whipped Porridge with Yogurt Cream (Vispipuuro)

Finnish Whipped Porridge with Yogurt Cream (Vispipuuro)
Finnish Whipped Porridge with Yogurt Cream (Vispipuuro)Kyle Johnson

In Minnesota’s “Finnish Triangle,” vispipuuro, a sweet, whipped, pudding-like porridge, is sometimes made with a tart wild fruit called the highbush cranberry. Classic versions also use lingonberries, red currants, or conventional cranberries. Cranberries contain natural pectin that helps to thicken the fruit juice; the addition of starchy farina allows the syrupy juices to be whipped to a tangy mousse that holds soft meringue-like peaks. The author advises that you use frozen berries rather than fresh, as they break down much more quickly into juice.