KISIEL – we’ve been talking about this dessert for a while now. We, means me and Polish Mama on the Prairie.
Finally today I got the chance to make one. I can’t say I really enjoyed it, because the flavor I had was kind of weird – “cola” (coca-cola), and it coloured my tongue blue 😉
What’s kisiel ?
First of all it’s not only Polish dessert. People eat it in Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, and Germany.
Second of all it’s a soup. Yep. It’s a fruit soup thickened with corn starch or potato starch. In Poland we use potato starch since it’s more common and easier to get that corn starch. It is a simply sweetened fruit juice (whichever you like) and a starch… It’s easy to make at home 🙂 I tried a few times and it came out delicious. I loved kisiel made with fresh black or red currant juice…. Yumm!!!
In many european stores you can get it in a small package that needs only hot water and it’s ready to eat.
I guess these days I’m too lazy, or just don’t have enough time to experiment with foods since my loved one is very picky I prefere to make things that I know he will like… I save myself bunch of extra time, and nerves… 😉
Kisiel is very similar to budyń (pudding). Pudding has a milk base when kisiel is mostly fresh juice (flavored water).
Ok, time to stop talking… Pictures are waiting…