Category: toit/ food

Quark Pudding. Kohupiimavorm

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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

Ingredients

  • 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
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The Real Neat Blog Award

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Rini from All Roads Lead to Food nominated me for the Real Neat Blog Award ! Vau! 🙂

I have been blogging few months and  there are already so many memes.
I appreciate attention, and most important for me this community  feeling, cooperation and recognition of each other.

The Rules:
Thank and link the person who nominated you.
Answer the seven questions your nominator has provided.
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(Kohuke) Chocolate and Cherry Surprise

Emily made Kohuke!!! 🙂
Read how it succeed and enjoy beautiful photos!

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Kohuke are a chocolate glazed quark snack.  Do be alarmed these are tasty bites when popped into your mouth whole.  All the flavours mingle together to taste like a black forest cheese cake!   Yum

Kohuke is a traditional Estonian recipe and is served as snacks and treats.  I got this recipe from Ruta who has kindly said I can share her recipe with you all.

https://estoniancuisine.com/about-estonian-food-blog/  Click on Ruta’s, blog link. There is lots of different recipes, its a great blog.  I love learning about different countries and their specialties.

I made them yesterday and took them to my Slimming World Group where once a month we have tasters of healthier food.  They were a big hit, everyone loved them.  When asked what they were called I said “chocolate, cheesy, balls!”   Thanks to my friend Sarah, they have a new name, Chocolate and Cherry Surprise, this is so much better!!

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2016/2017 TAG!

I have been food blogger just some months and already second blog-challenge!! 🙂
Thank you Carol for tagging:)
Please visit her blog https://cookingforthetimechallenged.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/20162017-tag/ to get real inspiration and answer  The Biggest Question..:) What is for dinner 🙂
The tag was created by David from The Guy Who Said Always No.
Please show your support and visit both of these wonderful blogs.

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How To Do Estonian Black Bread. Leib

Estonian Black Bread is fermented Rye Bread.
For this bread, we have even the own word: LEIB.
“white wheat bread” we call “Sai”.

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Estonian Black Rye Bread. Leib

Of course, shops are full of different loaves of bread, even with nuts and chocolate.
But some years ago, our first lady Evelin Ilves promoted the homemade bread. So, today, I believe, all Estonian woman has their own home-made bread recipe.

Each Estonian eat ca 10 kg white wheat bread and 30 kg black rye bread per year, so Rye bread is very popular and I can say, that this is something very “Estonian”.

24th February is Estonian Independence Day,  our republic become 99 years old 🙂
so this is the best day to bake the Estonian traditional rye Leib.

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Shrove Tuesday Buns. Vastlakuklid

oo, I LOVE Shrove Tuesday Buns:)

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Shrove Tuesday Buns. Vastlakukkel

I do not eat and like too many cookies and pies, but twice in the year: gingerbread and Shrove Tuesday Buns… I can eat without shame and limit 🙂

It seems easy stuff, but in Estonia, we have two parties. One camp says that Vastlakukkel must be only with whipped cream. And others are sure, that it must contain whipped cream and jam. So, the choice is yours.

Shrove Tuesday Buns

  • Servings: 15-16 buns
  • Difficulty: easy
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A traditional Shrove Tuesday dessert after Pea Soup and Pork legs

Ingredients

  • 2 dl milk
  • 25 g yeast
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 6 dl flour
  • 1 egg for coating buns
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Mystery Blogger Award!

img_9956I do not have long history as food blogger, and I am amazed and happy that Elizabeth from https://thecomfortablecoop.wordpress.com
noticed my blog and nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award.
Thank you! Seems, I have to keep blogging 🙂

Okoto from Okoto Enigma created this award and, in her words, the “Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.” So you can see why I consider this a great honor!

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Mashed Potatoes

dsc01737Maybe it is not very original food, but because this is very typical in Estonian cuisine, as well, I will add this. Each Estonian eat ca 100 kilo potatoes in year  !

My father was kid after war. and he is talking about times, when to “cheat” classmates that they have enough butter at home, they spread mashed potato between sandwich…Potato porridge seems like butter 🙂

Mashed Potatoes

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
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A fresh, light compliment for a dinner.

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Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 5-6 potatoes
  • 0,5 glass of milk
  • 25 g butter
  • salt

Directions

  1. peel potatoes and cut in to four. Put in to cold water and cook ca 20 minutes, while potatoes are ready
  2. Drain water from potatoes and put the pot back to the stove
  3. Add butter and milk. Let milk to warm
  4. Mash potatoes and season
  5. Head isu!

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Estonian Secret: Kohuke. Chocolate Glazed Quark Snack

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Kohuke. Chocolate Glazed Quark Snack

Kohuke- chocolate glazed quark snack is very popular dessert for children breakfast.
Kohuke is basically freshly pressed sweet curd covered in chocolate or caramel. There are plain as well as flavoured varieties filled with things like berries, chocolate, coconut and kiwifruit.

Kohuke is popular throughout the Baltic countries and can be found in Russia and other Eastern-European states as well. These little things actually don’t have much of a history – they’re about 70 years old and were something of a cult food during the Soviet regime. They disappeared as soon as they hit the shelves of Soviet stores in the 50s due to the constant shortage,

Because of quark, Kohuke is rich with protein and because of chocolate, it is energy bar:)

Let’s do Kohuke at home as pop-cakes.

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