The Kama is the Estonian “muesli”.
Historically kama was a non-perishable, easy-to-carry food that could be quickly fashioned into a stomach-filling snack by rolling it into butter or lard; it didn’t require baking, as it was already roasted. Today the Kama is a perfect summer dish. Just add quark cream and dessert is ready!
The Kama is not translatable and technically not a dessert, but rather an ingredient sometimes used in desserts. It’s actually a mix of different flours – usually barley, rye, oat and pea. The Kama, like many Estonian foods, emerged because a lack of ingredients made people imaginative. After using all the different grains, they would simply mix the leftovers together.
You do not have the Kama 🙂 ?! Look at for recipe.
Honestly. I do not know what to replace it with 🙂
Because the specific taste of Kama gives the necessary and specific and delicious taste.
Did you know?
In Estonian Kama means in slang “stuff, things” and the same time the Kama means ” drugs”…:)
And the Kama is not only “muesli”: In desperate times, people turn to cheap comfort food. In the 1970s, cocoa prices skyrocketed, pushing chocolatey sweets out of reach for millions of people. In the Soviet Union, states lacked buying power because the government centralized foreign trade. Chocolate became extremely scarce in the Baltic countries.
During the shortage, an Estonian candy company began experimenting with kama—a grain blend of rye, wheat, barley, and pea—to find chocolate alternatives. Read more
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when I was a child, my mother used to make us simple everyday dessert. She smeared bread slices with quark cream and baked on the oven.
It was a delicious dessert or breakfast.
This dessert is inspired by this old retro dessert, but more difficult…:) I would say, that this dessert is for advanced…:)
because of .. you should add-on top of the bread slice, smeared with quark cream.. add some more layers 😉 more bread and more quark cream 😉
Continue reading “Simple Quark and Bread Pudding. Lihtne kohupiimavorm saiaga.”
In Estonia is very popular a simple and very sweet Anniversary Quark cake. Anniversary because of for preparing this cake you need special ready-to-make cake powder “Juubeli”/anniversary.
All this combination is ultra sweet. But I believe, that reason for the popularity is simplicity. You should alternately put layers of quark cream and cake powder. and that is it!
It took from me time to figure out how to share this recipe with you. I believe you have not the same cake powder in your country 😉
I did different tests and now _I believe; I got the result, good and very similar to the origin. Ok, My recipe is not very sweet But you welcome to add as much sugar you like 😉
NB! Estonians usually add some apple or rhubarb slices as one middle layer or mixed in quark cream. Adding some fruits you get more moisture and delicious cake.
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These popular, no-fail Estonian quark buns are light, fluffy and delicious!
They are so easy to make; perfect for bread-making beginners and experts alike!
If you want one of the easiest, foolproof and delicious buns recipes around, this is it.
I got this recipe from Säde. Quark adds acidity and lightness. And meringue from egg whites complements with texture and crispy top.
Notice, I did not use sugar. I used this time sweet quark. If you are going to use regular quark add some sugar in.
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This is real and very Estonian cake. And what is important: this is not baked cake. And what is more important; this is weight watchers cake 🙂 Quark and yoghurt have low-fat but full of protein. Fermented rye bread contains B group vitamins and good probiotic bacteria. And cowberries are a source of vitamins and antioxidants.
And forget this previous story:)
Prepare this because of taste and flavour not benefit 🙂
Quark and rye bread and cowberries give Estonian flavour. Wonderful combination of sour and sweet soft and crispy.
Did you know:
There has been a long debate over who erected the first Christmas tree, Tallinn or Riga. We’re not going to take sides, but some historical sources report that in 1441, the Brotherhood of Blackheads brought trees into their guild houses for the holidays in Reval (Tallinn). On the last night of holiday celebrations, the tree was taken to the Town Hall Square. This tradition still continues today in Tallinn’s Town Hall Square. If you’re looking to get your own tree this holiday, download the RMK mobile app, which shows you where you can cut your own tree from the state forests. Afterwards, you’re asked to pay a small fee, by internet bank transfer of course, and voilà, the tree is yours!
Continue reading “Cowberry and Rye Bread Cake. Rukkileiva ja pohlakook”
A delicious and very sweet old school real food cake.
Wonderful combination and good old flavours. Light quark cream complements rich and sweet cacao layers. Sour and sweet berries give juiciest and moisture. And to get real Estonian touch and twist, use for seasoning Vana Tallinn liqueur. Vana Tallinn is a dark brown and robust Rum based liqueur developed in the 1960s. he liqueur is sweet with a hint of Jamaican rum, flavoured by various natural spices, including Citrus oil, cinnamon and vanilla .
Vana Tallinn is the Must Be souvenir from Estonia. But… if you do not have this. Of course. Add some other rum or bake it without alcohol 🙂
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Amazing and very simple summer dinner. Full of proteins, easy to do and very delicious. Serve with boiled new potatoes and use a lot of greens.
Cold Quark Sauce
A fresh, light, cold sauce with new potatoes for a summer dinner.
- 200 g- 300 g quark. Look how to make quark
- 1/2 -1 glass of milk or sour cream
– salt, pepper, chopped greens and/or caraway seeds
- In a medium bowl, toss together quark and milk. Add milk or sour cream as much you like for suitable consistent
- Serve with boiled potatoes and with salted/marinated herring
This is soft and Crispy Quark Cake is a great combination of tart apples/rhubarb and sweet and light quark.
The crunchy base and topping give the pie structure and character.
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Paskha (also spelled pascha, or pasha; Russian: па́сха; [ˈpasxə]; “Easter”) is a festive dish made in Eastern Orthodox countries.
Estonian religious population is predominantly Christian. In 1845–1848, the movement from the Lutheran Church to the Russian Orthodox Church took place in all the southern Estonian counties and about 17% of the peasants in southern Estonia converted to Orthodoxy. Until then, Orthodoxy was mainly the religion of the local Russians and Seto (Setu) people.
Reason to change religion was hope to get land and better conditions.
So, lot of Russian Orthodox Church rituals and dish are still popular. I am personally do not like pasha. But pasha- inspired cake is very delicious.
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