Finnish

Luumukisseli / Prune Soup

Commonly in Finland you may be served ‘kisseli’ for desert. I’m not sure what might be a very good translation for that. I’ve seen ‘fool’ but I don’t really know what that is. To me they’re like fruit soups, typically thickened with starch (usually potato flour). These can be made from basically anything. I’ve probably […]

Rice Porridge

Rice porridge is a very traditional thing to have at Christmas up North. Or actually any time during the winter but especially at Christmas. It’s super easy, it just takes a little bit of time. 200ml porridge rice (i.e. starchy rice like risotto rice) 100ml water 2T butter a pinch of salt 1L milk Place […]

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Berry Quark / Marjarahka

There’s this stuff called ‘rahka’ in Finland (generally translated as ‘quark’). Which I haven’t really seen outside of Scandy, but I’ll include this recipe here anyway as it’s ridiculously easy and really good :) It’s some kind of dairy product, like thick yoghurt. I guess you could get near enough to this though by using […]

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Blueberry Pie

Summertime in Finland = lovely fresh berries. Having said that, you can make this equally well with frozen blueberries in the middle of winter. The pastry here is more like a cheesecake base than a traditional pastry. But to be honest even with the help of gluten I could never really figure out pastry and […]