Nyponsoppa – Rose Hip Soup
This Swedish soup, blood red in color, is traditionally served as pudding.
- 600 ml Rose hips
- 2.6 litres water
- 3 tbsp potato flour
- 100 grams sugar
- 4 tsp ground almonds
Rinse the Rose hips and place them in a heavy bottomed saucepan with the water, and bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the hips are soft – about 20 to 30 minutes.
Blend the hip pulp in a mixer and pass through a fine sieve or jelly bag, returning the liquid to the saucepan. Stir the potato flour into a little cold water, then add to the saucepan, along with the sugar.
Bring to a boil again. Turn down the heat, and let the soup cool. Serve with ground almonds on top. Macaroons and ice cream are also familiar floats in Nyponsoppa.
From: Foraging by John Lewis-Stempel