A yummy apple pie with added flavour from whiskey (or rum!). Don't be intimitated though, the alcohol is by no means overpowering! I use a bit less sugar in the filling to let the taste of apples really shine.
These squares are quick and easy to put together and taste delightful. The combination of syrup and vanilla produces a toffee-like flavour that goes very well with blueberries. The original recipe uses cultured half cream (kermaviili - fat content 12%), but you can substitute sour cream or plain yoghurt - I even used fat-free buttermilk once in a pinch! (Note: recipe ingredients have been edited as a result of sugarpea's review and kind help - thanks again!)
A lovely, soft spice cake with a surprise ingredient - whipped cream! Minna Canth (1844-1897) was a Finnish playwright, novelist and essayist as well as an energetic fighter for women's rights and social justice. This recipe comes from the Canth family recipe collection and was printed in the Perinnemakuja maakunnista cookbook. I've modified it slightly - the original recipe called for 1 tbls of ground bitter orange peel, which I don't like at all, so substituted cinnamon instead. You can of course experiment and find your favourite spice combination, too!
A lovely simple cake for cherry lovers, perfect with that cup of coffee! The recipe has been edited as a result of Shar-on's review; she's absolutely right, the pan originally called for was too small. The correct size is 24-25 cm, as stated now.
A wonderful frozen, make-ahead dessert for chocolate lovers! This recipe was developed by Ms. Henna Ström; it won 1st prize in a chocolate recipe competition organised by Kodin Kuvalehti magazine! Cooking time is freezing time, which in turn is an estamate, as I usually make this in the morning, put in the freezer, and serve at dinner time! Do not keep this in the freezer for days though, as the texture will suffer.
Recipe posted in response to a request, and edited once the poster finally conquered her fear of yeast. Finnish korvapuustit are not turned on their side but sit on their bottom - hence step 12! You can of course turn them on their sides too, and call them "kierrepullat" in Finnish instead! Please note that the amount of gluten in flour varies, so use the amount listed here only as a guideline - while it's perfect for me, you might find you need more or less!
One of my favourite apple pie recipes that makes enough for a small crowd! The exact number of apples needed depends on the size of the apples used - you need enough apple slices to cover the whole 30 cm x 40 cm pie. Instead of sliced apples you can also use applesauce and mix it into the quark mixture.
Boston cakes are essentially various versions of cinnamon rolls baked in a round cake pan into a cake form and served in slices, like a cake - I have no idea how Boston became associated with them! This is one of the basic versions featuring hazelnuts and almonds. (And it shouldn't be quite as dark as the cake in the picture, I overbaked that one a bit!!) Please note that the amount of gluten in flour varies across the globe, so use the amount listed here only as a guideline - while it's perfect for me, you might find you need more or less! Instead of fresh yeast you can also use dry yeast, just adjust the temperature of the dough accordingly and add the dry yeast with the flour.
An old Finnish recipe that produces a delicate, slightly crumbly cake with a lovely, mild lemon flavour. This is the original recipe - I sometimes add 1/2 ts of lemon extract and 1 ts of vanilla for deeper flavour.
A delicious side dish or an appetizer! Recipe submitted to Ruokala's web site by Heidi Väsäsoini. The roll needs to sit in the fridge for a few hours before serving, so plan ahead. You can serve the roll cold if you like, but I prefer it warm. Mmm...
Like cinnamon rolls, only with cream cheese filling! You can also make a lemon filling by using lemon zest and lemon juice instead of orange if you prefer. This is a Finnish recipe and Finns don't usually go for very gooey and sweet things - the rolls are subtly sweet and have a fresh orange taste. You can add more sugar to the filling if you like, or try making more of it!
Cinnamon rolls made even more delicious with almond paste and slivered almonds! As always, you can use dry yeast instead of fresh if you prefer - adjust the temperature of the milk and butter mixture accordingly. The recipe doubles well.