Cultural background

My name is Jenna and I`m 18 years old Finnish girl. I live in Finland a small town called Eura. I study to be cook. In Finland we use a lot of, potatoes, mushrooms, fish, milk products, meat (beef and pork), and berries in our cooking. Our seasoning is quite light; we use lot of mixed spices. The berries grow in nature and you can pick them up. Many Finns also have berry bushes in their own home yard.

This recipe is traditional finish Dessert. It is familiar from my childhood my mom and grandmother

Culinary information

  • Preparation takes about 30 minutes .
  • Price for person is about euros.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 cups blackberries
  •  4 cups raspberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 cup cream


Step 1 Whisk in sugar, cornstarch, and salt until combined well.

Step 2 In a saucepan, simmer water and 1/8 cup each type of berry 2 minutes. Drain mixture in a sieve set over a bowl, reserving liquid. Transfer cooked berries to a large bowl and stir in remaining fresh berries.

Step 3 Gradually whisk reserved hot liquid into sugar mixture until smooth. Transfer mixture to pan. Bring mixture to a boil, whisking, and simmer, whisking, 3 minutes.

Step 4 Immediately pour mixture through sieve into berries and stir until combined well. Stir in lemon juice. Chill kissel, covered, at least 2 hours, or until cold.

Step 5 Whisk cream into a mousse and decor kissel on top

Other aspects

  • Use only Finnish berries from freezer or fresh berries.
  • Keep kissel covered to avoid any bugs.
  • Store left-overs in the room temperature for maximum 3 day