Tag: Finland

Cardamon Brioche Buns with Filling
Leavened

Cardamon Brioche Buns with Filling

It’s my newest take on a Shrove Bun – laskiaispulla, with brioche dough that has high egg and butter content which gives it rich texture and tender crumb. And when it comes to the filling and topping, this one has a mix of it all – almond paste (in my case it was sugar free marzipan), jam and lots of whipped cream and topped with sliced almonds and pearl […]

Runeberg’s Torte
Other Desserts

Runeberg’s Torte

Happy Runeberg‘s Day! I was looking through old recipes and to my surprise I have not shared this one before… Runeberg’s torte is a Finnish pastry named after the Finnish national poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg. The original recipe of the Runeberg torte is believed to have been created by confectioner Lars Astenius in 1840 and it was published in the poet’s wife’s Fredrika Runeberg’s recipe book in […]

“Slapped Ears” Cinnamon Rolls
Leavened

“Slapped Ears” Cinnamon Rolls

That’s how my breakfast looked like this morning ^ ((well late breakfast I mean, 4 hours after waking)) and it was a pure BLISS! Korvapuusti – that can be translated into ‘slap on the ear’ or ‘slap in the face’ is the Finnish version of a cinnamon roll. You can find it everywhere in Finland and it’s best enjoyed warm with a glass of cold milk. […]

Lingonberry Pie
Pies & Tarts

Lingonberry Pie

For me lingonberry pie is a symbol of autumn just like pumpkin pie is in North America. Lingonberries are wild Northern berries that grow in green woody stems. I used to pick them yearly – lingonberry is the most common shrug in Finland, it flowers in June-July and is usually picked in late August to early October. Lingonberries have a slightly sweet and sour taste similar to cranberries. […]

Vanilla & Blueberry Macarons
Macarons

Vanilla & Blueberry Macarons

Happy 97th Independence Day, Finland! Time for blue and white desserts, so I decided to make macarons. Blue and white shells filled with vanilla flavoured white chocolate ganache and unsweetened blueberry preserve. I did save some shells for later and am thinking of using vanilla chantilly cream and frozen blueberries as an alternative filling. You can make them round or heart shaped, one or two coloured and organize […]

Moomin & Marimekko Cake Roll
Cakes

Moomin & Marimekko Cake Roll

Moomin the second most adored Finnish icon (first one is of course Santa Claus) is present in our every morning coffee ritual, even on a cloudy day – coffee from a colourful Moomin cup brings a smile and gives a perfect start for a day. This morning I decided it was time to try out making a decorated cake roll and I decided to start from moomins. While I was […]

Finnish Tiikerikakku – Tiger Cake
Cakes

Finnish Tiikerikakku – Tiger Cake

This dry cake is normally served on its own, I just used the hole in the middle as a candy bowl to these cute and super sweet white chocolate m&ms brought from the US. I have some more sweets I got on our trip and will have some other posts featuring something new very soon :).  

Finnish Karelian Pasties – Karjalanpiirakat
Savoury

Finnish Karelian Pasties – Karjalanpiirakat

My all time favorite Finnish dish Karelian pasties with rye crust and rice filling. Ingredients (makes about 35) For the filling: 450ml water 300g round rice 700ml milk 1 teaspoon salt For the crust: 125ml cold water ¾ teaspoon salt 125g rye flour 90g whole wheat flour 1 ½ tablespoon oil/melted butter For the glaze: 30g butter 200ml milk Instructions Preparing the filling Place the water in a sauce pan […]

I Heart Finnish Shrove Buns
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I Heart Finnish Shrove Buns

I’m two days late with baking the traditional Finnish Laskiaispulla eaten on Shrove Tuesday so I made it in a new shape to show I ♥ Ingredients (makes 17 I Heart buns) For the sweet buns: 225ml milk, lukewarm 25g fresh yeast 65g sugar, divided about 600g plain flour, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons of crushed cardamom seeds 75g butter or margarine, softened 1 egg For filling: […]