Month: December 2016

Rolled Cake. Rullbiskviit

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Rolled Cake. Rullbiskviit

One of my favourite cake. For better result use free range yellow eggs.

Rolled Cake. Rullbikviit

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A light and delicious cake

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 5 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 tablespoon flour
  • ca 300 g jam

Directions

  1. Whip eggs in mixer with sugar ca 10 minute, while you get bright and light egg foam
  2. preheat oven to 180 Cdsc01666
  3. Sift flour in to egg mix and stir carefully
  4. Pour dough in to baking paper lined oven tray
  5. Bake ca 10 minute 180 C. While biscuit is baking, prepare
  6. Put on the table “baking tray sized” baking paper and sprinkle with the sugar
  7. Take biscuit from oven and turn it back, biscuit side next to the sugar.
  8. Remove carefully baking paper  from biscuit and spread quickly with jam
  9. Roll cake and serve.


Soundtrack  Äpu Näärilaul

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Roasted Pork with Sauerkraut. Sealiha hapukapsaga

As You probably know, Estonians are the least religious nation.
The Estonian word jõulud (Christmas) is of ancient Scandinavian origin and comes directly from the word Jul/ Hjul  which means “cycle”,  and has no real connection with Christianity.

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Roasted Pork with Sauerkraut. Sealiha hapukapsaga

In 22th of December the Sun rises in Estonia at 9. 17 a clock and  sets at 15.22. So, we do not need any fairy tales. We have very practical reason to celebrate 🙂
Jõulud as the winter solstice , when the day is the shortest and the night the longest, is celebrated between December 21 and 25. According to folk-tradition, “the sun was laying in the nest” and the day was celebrated as the Sun’s birthday. From that day on, the Sun started to rise and move slowly to the north again.

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Duck Legs with Cranberries

This is weekend food for lazy people 🙂

Duck Legs with Cranberries

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious slow cooking food for weekend.

Ingredients

  • 4 duck legs
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 3-4 bay leaf
  • ca 100 g cranberries, slovenly crushed
  • salt, pepper

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Duck Legs with Cranberries

Directions

  1. Rub the duck legs with garlic, cranberries and bay leaf. And leave set for overnight ( in fridge)
  2. Preheat oven up to a maximum ( 220 C)
  3. Season duck with pepper and salt
  4. Cover oven pot with lid and reduce heat up to 165
  5. Cook 3 hours.
  6. Head isu!


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Duck Legs With Cranberries

Soundtrack Raimond Valgre ” Snowflakes”

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Bubert. Semolina dessert

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Bubert

Bubert is strange Estonian dessert, because this name. In Estonia is not words, which starts with “B”- so, this is  surely foreign word. As I know, Bubert is known in Latvia and Germany, as well.

Bubert. Semolina Dessert

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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A light semolina dessert Bubert

Ingredients

  • 0,5 litre milk
  • 2 tablespoon semolina
  • 2 eggs
  • sugar, vanilla
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Kissell

Kissell

  • Servings: 2-3
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Ingredients

  • 0,5 litre juice + water +sugar
  • 0,5-1 tablespoon strach

Directions

  1. If you using dried fruits (raisins, plums..) let them swell in some water and add berries with swelling water
  2. If you using fresh berries – like Cranberries. Let berries to boil and smash them through the sieve, dilute, season
  3. let juice to boil
  4. Stir strach in to separate glass with cold water
  5. Pour in to the boiling juice, stir and let simmer while Kissell is enough thick
  6. Do not let Kissell boil


Soundtrack Leila Miller “Talv”

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Pumpkin Salad

dsc01188Pumpkin Salad is mandatory salad on Estonian Christmas table. Together with Cowberry- Apple salad, Black Pudding and Roast Pork.

My salad is not very sweet. I like more sweet and sour.

Pumpkin Salad

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Pumpkin Salad is mandatory salad on Estonian Christmas table.

Ingredients

    One 0,5 litre jar
  • 300 g pumpkin, chopped in to small cubes
  • 1,5 glass of water
  • 0,5 glass of sugar
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 spice
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  • 1,5 tablespoon 30% food vinegar

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients- excluded vinegar,in to the pot, bring to boil.
  2. 2.Decrease heat and  let simmer, while pumpkin is ready. Add vinegar.
  3. Pour in to the clean jar, and close airtight.

Soundtrack Maarja ” Lumevärv”

Liver Pate

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Liver Pate

What is Christmas without pate?

 

Estonians have not “street food”, because our mothers and grandmothers and their mothers said: this is impolite to eat in street.

Liver pate is quite “street food”, because this is good to have sandwich with pate for example in forest or just outside. Add some salted cucumber and.. delicious!

Liver Pate

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Delicious liver pate

 

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Gingerbreads. Piparkoogid.

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Ginger Bread. Piparkook

From first Advent until Chrstimas every night Estonian children put their shoe on their windowsill, because Päkapikud (little elfs) starts visits good children and brings at night in to the child slipper, some candy.

Today there are of course discussions:) Is it good idea, that “Päkapikud” leave candy, maybe it should be carrot or raisins 🙂
And what about “not good” children. But anyway, christmas time is started and this is means Piparkook!
In Estonian, Piparkook means, in direct translation  – pepper cake. So, nothing about ginger 🙂 Continue reading “Gingerbreads. Piparkoogid.”