Marvelous, rich, and on the tart side, this soup is truly refreshing.
- 3 cups blueberries
- 4 cups water
- Pinch salt
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1½ cups sour cream
- 3 Tablespoons potato starch
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- Boil the 2 cups of blueberries in the water. Stir in salt, cinnamon, and sugar. Remove from heat.
- Whip potato starch into the sour cream, then whip both into the hot liquid.
- When well blended, return the pot to the heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and stir until thickened.
- Remove from heat, stir in another 1/2 cup of blueberries, and chill in refrigerator.
- When ready to serve, stir in the remaining 1/2 cup of blueberries and ladle into bowls.
INFESTATION: Cultivated blueberries, the type most commonly found in the supermarket, are generally insect-free. Still they should be placed in a strainer or colander and washed thoroughly under running water. Wild uncultivated blueberries, typically found in mountainous areas, require special inspection due to the prevalence of the ‘blueberry maggot’ (worm). Each berry should be individually inspected for holes or other indications of worms.
- Cultivated blueberries should be placed in a strainer or colander and washed thoroughly under running water.
- Wild blueberries must be carefully examined after washing. Spread them on a white cloth or a sheet of freezer paper and look for holes or other indications of worms.
- Frozen Blueberries: Frozen Blueberries and other frozen fruits may be eaten with any washing or inspection, with the exception of frozen raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries which tend to be heavily infested.