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Fliederbeersuppe mit Sahne Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup elderberries
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup heavy cream

Special Equipment Needed:
- Saucepan
- Whisk
- Sieve

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Rinse elderberries and remove stems.
2. In a saucepan, combine elderberries and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Strain the elderberry mixture through a sieve, pressing the berries to extract as much juice as possible.
4. Return the elderberry juice to the saucepan and add sugar. Bring to a boil.
5. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water until smooth. Add the cornstarch mixture to the elderberry juice, whisking constantly.
6. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the soup thickens.
7. Remove from heat and stir in heavy cream.
8. Serve hot or cold.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Boil and simmer over medium heat.
Serving size:
This recipe serves 4 people.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 220
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 38g
Protein: 1g
Sodium: 15mg
Sugar: 28g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Elderberries can be substituted with blackberries or blueberries.
- Cornstarch can be substituted with arrowroot powder or tapioca starch.
- Heavy cream can be substituted with coconut cream or almond milk.

- Add a splash of lemon juice for a tangy flavor.
- Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert.
- Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warm spice flavor.

Tips and Tricks:
- Be sure to remove all stems from the elderberries before cooking.
- Use a sieve to strain the elderberry mixture to remove any seeds or pulp.
- Whisk the cornstarch mixture well to avoid lumps in the soup.

Storage Instructions:
Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat soup in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
Serve in a bowl or cup with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Garnish with fresh elderberries or a sprig of mint.

Pair with a slice of pound cake or a buttery croissant.

Suggested Side Dishes:
Serve with a side of fresh fruit or a green salad.

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the soup is too thick, add a splash of water or milk to thin it out.
- If the soup is too thin, whisk in a bit more cornstarch.

Food Safety Advice:
- Be sure to rinse the elderberries well before using.
- Store leftover soup in the refrigerator and discard after 3 days.

Food History:
Fliederbeersuppe mit Sahne is a traditional German soup made with elderberries. Elderberries have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties and are often used in European cuisine.

Flavor Profiles:
This soup has a sweet and tangy flavor with a creamy finish.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve as a dessert or a light lunch.

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Region: German

Taste: Sweet, Creamy, Tart, Fruity