This divine recipe seems difficult at the first sight but it’s not! The semolina noodles are excellent with a light, grape mousse what I did. I gave two grape recipes you can choose between, they are both truly refreshing and delicious.
Advice: First it’s better to prepare the grape mousse then cook the noodles and finally grill the walnuts!
Ingredients:500 g (1.1 pound) grapes concord (fresh or preserved, pitted), 2-3 cinnamon sticks, 4-5 tablespoons of sugar, 6-7 pieces of cloves
pinch of salt, 1 cup sour cream (or cream) to thicken, 2-3 tablespoon of flour for the density, 1⁄2 cup water 7 1⁄2 cups sugar
and optionally: 100 ml red wine
Remove the skins from the pulp and set them aside. Place grape pulp in stainless jelly pot with water. Bring to boil and simmer 5 minutes. Strain to remove the seeds. Chop the skins and add to the cooked pulp. Measure out 5 cups of the grape pulp mixture and return the pulp to jelly pot.
Add the grapes and the sugar to 1 liter (33.8 ounces) of water or milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add the cinnamon sticks and cloves to the cherry soup. Cook it for about 10 minutes or until the grapes are soft.
In a medium-sized bowl add the sour cream, the flour and a pinch of salt to a cup of the hot cherry liquid and mix until smooth. Add the mixture to the cherry soup. Carefully simmer for about 5 minutes without boiling. Optionally, add the red wine to the soup to give the grapes a special flavor. Remove the cinnamon sticks and the cloves. Let it cool down and put the grape in the refrigerator until chilled. Serve it cold or hot.
Grape mousse or grape cream
Ingredients: 1 can condensed milk, 1 can cream, 1 cup (8 fl. oz.) natural yogurt, grape flavor juice or 1 grape can (but quantity enough to prepare 8 cups)
Put all ingredients into the blender and mix for about 5 minutes. Pour mixture in a large bowl (or individual pots) and place in the refrigerator until using.
Grilled or candied walnut
Ingredients: 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 4 ounces walnuts (about one heaping cup; don’t use pieces)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the sugar and salt. Bring a small saucepan of water to boil. Add the walnuts and blanch them for 3 minutes. Drain well and then immediately roll the walnuts in the sugar mixture until thoroughly coated. The sugar will melt slightly. Transfer the walnuts to a baking sheet or pan and bake, stirring occasionally, until they are deep golden brown, about 10 minutes. Watch carefully because the sugar can burn easily. Let them cool completely before serving.
When you are ready with everything then put the noodles into a plate then scatter with the candied walnuts and top with the grape mousse! (form them with two tablespoons)