I came across an idea for a dried prune pudding and thought why wouldn’t this work with dried Huckleberries? And it did…..
I’ll be honest though – you will either hate or love it the pudding. First you have to like the texture (smooth on the bottom 2/3, shredded Huckleberries on the top 1/3), second you have to really, really love the quirky taste of Huckleberries (which is a big yes for me – but not everyone likes the wild flavor). The dessert’s flavor is only of Huckleberries – nothing else. Which for me was berry heaven…..and hey, not often you get intense blue/purple color that is natural 😉
1 cup dried wild Huckleberries
3/4 cup boiling water
2 Tbsp cool water
1 packet unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
3/4 cup dry milk powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Place the Huckelberries in a small bowl, cover with the 3/4 cup boiling water. Cover with a plate and let sit for an hour or so.
Place the 2 tbsp cool water in a small bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin on top and let sit for 5 minutes. Add the 1/4 cup boiling water and stir till the gelatin is dissolved.
In your blender add the berries with any left over water, gelatin mixture, 1 cup water, dry milk powder, vanilla and cinnamon. Put on the lid and whirl till well blended.
Pour into 4-6 custard cups (depending on size). Refrigrate for at least 3-4 hours or overnight.