August 03, 2011

Omenalumi - Apple Snow


When it comes to quick desserts I don't know anything that beats lumi - the snow. Lemon snow, lingonberry snow, apple snow, you name it. Whatever the flavour, this is quick, simple and so tasty and makes an ideal dessert for when you really just want something sweet to end a meal. 

Now, I am not sure about the origins of this treat, but were you to browse any old Finnish recipe books, you'd definitely find it. Undoubtedly it has a certain retro feel to it, but in my opinion it just adds to the charm. I've tweaked the traditional recipe a bit and used honey instead of sugar and added a bit of vanilla and cinnamon for the taste. If you'd like to use whole apples, boil them until soft (with spices if you like), mash/grate into a smooth sauce, then use as below.

Omenalumi - Apple Snow
(serves 2)

2 large free-range egg whites
150ml organic, unsweetened apple sauce
1 tablespoon raw honey (liquid)
a drop or two of natural vanilla extract or paste
ground cinnamon, to serve

1. Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until hard peaks form.

2. In a separate bowl, mix together the apple sauce, honey and vanilla. 

3. Carefully fold the apple mixture into the egg whites. Spoon the light cloud of apply goodness into serving bowls, then dust with ground cinnamon and serve immediately.


49 comments:

  1. I've never heard of that dessert before... It looks heavenly and light!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. I love the name of this dessert. It looks ethereal, too!

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  3. I have never heard of this dessert before :) Apple and cinnamon is a great combo!

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  4. I've never heard of this before! What a nice light dessert.

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  5. This sounds a fantastic quick desert but I am not sure about eating raw eggs! Diane

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  6. Like a mousse without the gelatin, sounds great!

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  7. Oih,omenalunta! En ole vuosiin sitä syönyt,kiva kun muistutit siitä:)

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  8. How freakin cool! I have never heard of apple snow before or any other flavor snow! It looks so light and airy and delicious and actually easy. I am definitely intrigued and can't wait to try it out. I might do apples and lemons together? What do you think? Is that done?

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  9. Oh my! I haven't been eating eggs but I would make an exception for this. It looks so airy and light...perfection!

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  10. Oooh- neat! The apple snow looks so delicate and light. Great photos!

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  11. What I love so much abot your blog is that I'm constantly exposed to things I've never heard of before. I love learning about finnish food, which to be honest, I don't know anything about, and yor blog is so fll of these wonderful, fresh and healthy recipes!

    This is such a lovely, simple dessert. I can't wait to give it a try!

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  12. Ooo I've never heard of this dessert! It sounds and looks magical, as well as tasty :)

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  13. I LOOOOOVE this idea...what a great dessert! Looks so beautiful and it's healthy and low cal. What more could you ask for!!!

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  14. This sound slike a spoonful of heaven. I've never heard of anything like it. I may have to try a berry version, since that is what's in season hear now.

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  15. this is certainly new to me but looks great (and easy!)

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  16. This is such a beautiful dessert! It looks so light and refreshing!

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  17. Gorgeous dessert, this looks so delicious! Love your blog! :)

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  18. OK this looks easy enough that even I can make it :) but with only 3 sleeps til I'm in Sydney, I'd just as rather wait for you to make it for me!

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  19. Ooh yes please! For a moment there I thought it was going to be frozen

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  20. I have not heard of this but the name Apple Snow seems just so magical and it is!

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  21. I've never heard of this before but it looks absolutely delicious. It has a magical name too.

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  22. What a great dessert :) Iv never heard of it before. Sounds really refreshing

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  23. Looks so light and refreshing. Love learning about new foods.

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  24. Ja, ja, ja to that! It's the easiest and yummiest - have just looked up both my Finnish [Ojakangas] and Estonian cookery books - they also suggest one tries strawberries or raspberries. This is also meant to freeze beautifully and the taste is supposed to be even lighter?

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  25. So incredibly light! What a wonderful treat, I love it! Bookmarked it to try very soon!

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  26. Great dessert... easy to make... am bookmarking this... thanks :D

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  27. This looks absolutely amazing. Genius!

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  29. Looks so soft and fluffy. It's new dessert to me and I'm very curious and wish that I can try right now... I love your green glass bowl. So soothing. It looks like Japanese glass bowl, is it? =)

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  30. Oh. wow.

    This sounds fantastic, how is it that I have never heard of it before??! I will definitely be trying this.

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  31. Delicious Maria! This simple dessert is perfect to satisfy my big sweet tooth!! Sounds so light and decadent! xx

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  32. its like eating apple clouds :)

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  33. I've heard of this "snow" business before but have never actually seen what it is! Almost like an unbaked meringue! Yum.

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  34. Looks so light and fluffy and not too difficult a recipe too. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Officially amazing - it looks seriously good! Can't wait to try that out :)

    I made your barley porridge the other day, and it was fantastic.

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  36. Yum! I've never heard of "snow" like this either, but it looks and sounds awesome! I love apple-flavored anything :)

    Sues

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  37. Oh that looks so light and fluffy. Yum!

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  38. Kudos for this blog post. Pretty engrossing and excellently composed article. Thanks!

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  39. i usually never cooks but this looks too good to be missed out on! love everything about the dish!

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  40. Oooh never knew how snow was made. This is a great dessert, light and refreshing. Perfect for a light sweet touch at the end of a summer meal.

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  41. This is so new to me!!! Looks so fluffy and divine!

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  42. Even though I'm neighbors with Finland I've never heard of this dessert before. It sounds really delicious and fluffy - just my kind of treat!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  43. I've had a recipe for Apple Snow for years now, but have never made it as my family would always want something more filling for dessert:P Thank you for your recipe, I can't wait to try with leatherwood honey!

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  44. Olipa hyvää ja täyttävää! Kiitos hienosta jälkkäri-ideasta :)

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  45. My grandma used to make this for me as a child. I have searched and searched for this recipe. I can't wait to taste it again!

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  46. I was raised on this simple dessert in rural Georgia. My grandmother use to make this for us. Homemade applesauce and home grown eggs. We called it "Apple Fluff". What a great memory.

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