Quark Pudding. Kohupiimavorm

Curd Casserole. Kohupiimavorm

14 the of March is Estonian Native Langue Day.

Estonian belongs to the Finnic branch of the Uralic language family. Finnish and Estonian are very similar like for example Italian and Spanish.
Estonian is secret language 🙂 because only ca 1 million people speak this natively.

The biggest difference is that Estonian do not have prepositions (if you read my posts, you probably noticed, that this is the most complicated for me).
I am able to communicate in Russian, English and Finnish and I can tell you, that for saying the same idea, in Estonian this is the shortest, You need and use fewer words because you do not need prepositions 🙂

The second difference is that we do not have grammatical genders. She and He are both ” tema”. Foreigners asking often, how do you know does in this written text man or woman. And we are asking back: WHY this is important? Concentrate on the idea and content, not to the prejudices. And usually, people have names:)

And, unlike the Romance language speakers, we do not know does table or tree is female or male.
Yes, we believe in that nature has the spirit. In Estonian are very much onomatopoeias. But what gender has trees and stones. We do not care 🙂

But Estonian is not so easy. We have fourteen cases. And a lot of vowels.
You can say, that you Estonian is fluent if you are able to pronounce:
õunapuuõied, oaaed, Jüriööülestõus, jäääär, head aega.. 🙂
(apple tree blossoms, bean garden, St. George’s Night Uprising, the ice edge, good by)

For this day I present to you one very typical Estonian dessert.

Quark Pudding with Kissel

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Quark Pudding is typical Estonian Dessert.Serve with sour cream or kissel


  • 50 g melted butter + some butter to grease baking form and some butter on the top of a dessert
  • 400 g quark/curd
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 dl semolina
  • 100 g sour cream
  • sugar and grated lemon peel
  • bread crumbs


  1. In a medium bowl, toss together butter, quark and whipped egg yolks, semolina and sour cream
  2. season with sugar and lemon
  3. Whip egg whites and mix carefully into quark-mix
  4. Grease baking form with butter and sprinkle over bread crumbs
  5. Bake 175C convection 30-40 minutes
  6. Serve with sour cream or Kissell
  7. Head isu!

Soundtrack Song from the animation film “Lotte from gadgetville” /”Leiutajatekula Lotte”





16 thoughts on “Quark Pudding. Kohupiimavorm

  1. That’s interesting fact! That dessert looks amazing! and the recipe seems easy! I might try it next time I feel like eating some homemade sweets 🙂


  2. Delicious looking dessert! I read somewhere that Finnish is one of the most difficult languanges to learn, so I assume Estonian as well… But I would be happy about the lack of gender in German language. We have that in Romanian as well, but still it doesn’t make it easier for me when speaking German, quite the contrary, it makes things so confusing sometimes. One thing I will never agree with is why Mädchen – girl is not a “she” but a “it”!!!


  3. A beautiful ontroduction to the estonian language * Ilus sissejuhotus keel eesti * uma bonita introdução à língua estoniana.

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