After their long dark winters, the colours of a Scandinavian summer are really something; map blue skies, leaf green countryside, enviable white-gold hair with improbably tanned skin, flashing metal rainbow bicycles and brick red holiday huts.
The collective vernal joy is reflected in what they eat; clean fresh food. The Danes eat buttermilk soup while the Swedes like to make fruit soup, from berries and rosehips.
This is a dish I discovered on a trip to Sweden. As well as the usual blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries, the Swedes can forage for cloudberries, bilberries, lingonberries and seabuckthorn berries. Berries are considered a superfood, full of anti-oxidants and vitamin C, as week as anti-ageing properties.
This version is made from blueberries and topped with a quick berry sorbet. Perfect for summer menus, as an unusual dessert. This version is chilled, but you could also have it warm, perhaps with a slick of yoghurt, for a unique dinner party starter.
See the recipe here on the Good Food Channel site.