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Place of originNetherlands
Region or stateGroningen
Serving temperatureWarm or cold
Main ingredientsBerry juices (red currant, black currant or bilberry), water, pearl barley, sugar, honey, fruits and berries

Krentjebrij is a Dutch name for a traditional soup or porridge-like dessert with juice of fruit that is eaten either warm or cold.[1] It is mainly popular in Groningen and Drenthe.[2] It is also known as watergruwel[3] or krintsjebrij in Friesland. While there is no exact English translation for the word Krentjebrij, it could be called Raisin Porridge, Berry Soup, Berry Gruel, or a literal translation could be "currants cooked to mush". A commercially available product called Bessola is made in the Netherlands.

Common ingredients:

See also


  1. ^ Philpott, D. (2016). The World of Wine and Food: A Guide to Varieties, Tastes, History, and Pairings. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 358. ISBN 978-1-4422-6804-3. Retrieved 2024-02-29.
  2. ^ van den Broek, R. (2022). Toetjesbijbel. Kookbijbels (in Dutch). Overamstel Uitgevers. p. 98. ISBN 978-90-488-6183-5. Retrieved 2024-02-29.
  3. ^ Vreugdenhil, J. (2020). De bijbel van de Nederlandse keuken. Landenbijbels (in Dutch). Overamstel Uitgevers. p. 226. ISBN 978-90-488-4735-8. Retrieved 2024-02-29.