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Karijalan Piirakka

A staple of the Finnish diet (at least mine every day while in Finland) these simple rice and rye pies from Karelia are served everywhere we went, and I never seemed to tire of them. Although now usually bought pre-made, Finns take pride in making the perfect Karijalan piirakka. Ingredients DOUGH: 2 deciliter water (just […]

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Finnish Coffee Bread (Nisu or Pulla)

This is my great-grandmother’s recipe. We call it “nisu” but modern Finns call this “pulla” and Swedes know it as “bolla.” Our family came four generations ago from the far north of Finland, and in 1880 there it was still called “nisu” so in our family it is nisu. There are many other ways to […]

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Finnish Pinwheel Christmas Tarts

Pinwheel tarts have been a favorite Finnish holiday tradition in my home ever since I remember.  They take some time to put together, and I remember helping my mother fold the pinwheel shapes when I was a very little girl, as my niece and nephew now do.  They are surprisingly delicious. The recipe supplied by my great aunt, ­Saima […]

Lisa’s Finnish Platty Pancakes

This is my sister Lisa’s modification of the famous Finnish “platty” pancakes (pronounced bplattuu) that we had every Sunday night as children. I’m looking forward to having these when I visit her in Tampa, FL in February! Ingredients 4 eggs (beaten) 2 c. milk 3/4 c. flour (oat flour) 1/3 c. melted butter pinch of salt […]