Juicy and soft cake rich of berries. This is a delicious and easy blueberry cake to make.
I love blueberries and I love this juicy cake. I hope you will too. This is quick, moist and so yummy.
Blueberry Pie by Mamma
Delicious Estonian cake full of Blueberries.
- 300 g soft butter
- 3 dl sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 dl low quality flour
- 3 dl high quality flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 litre blueberries or cowberries or raspberries
- 6 dl sour cream (creme fraiche or greek yoghurt)
- 1 1/2 dl sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanillasugar
In Estonia School starts at 1st of September. This is the festive day. There are a lot of flowers for teachers. And Children wear formal clothing. And at the school take place festive ceremony, concert.
And then starts school… 9 long months until beginning of the June, when finally starts summer vacation.
The current Estonian educational system consists of pre-school education, basic education, general secondary education, vocational education and higher education. Basic education is the compulsory educational minimum which is provided by basic schools (grades 1-9). Children reaching the age of seven have to attend school.
For this festive and important day simple berry pie. Meadowsweet is sweet and taste like almond. It complement very well the acidity of wild blueberries.
Blueberry Crunch Pie
A juicy crunchy pie full of berries and with meadowsweet almond- taste
- Quark Shortcrust Pastry
- 200 g cold butter
- 200 g quark, look at recipe
- 300 g flour
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 100 g sugar
- 2 tablespoon flour
- 3 egg yolk
- 2 dl 35% cream
- 1 dl milk
- bunch of chopped meadowsweet flowers
– ca 200 ml berries. If using frozen berries, mix with starch
- Chop cold butter in to the small pieces, add quark, flour and salt and sugar. Mix together. Leave in cold place at least for 1 hour.
- For cream: mix together sugar, flour and egg yolks. Add cream and milk. Heat while mixture getting thicker.
- Put 2/3 of pastry in to the oven form. Bake for 20 minute at 200 C, while pastry is solid
- Pour on to the pastry cream and berries mixed with chopped flowers,
- Cut the rest of the dough in to the pieces and sprinkle over the cake.
- Bake for 20 minute, while pie is crusty and yellow-brown
- For grilling meadow-sweet. Mix together starch , flour and cold water. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer. Dip flowers in to the dough. Carefully place the flowers in the hot oil. Fry until browned. Remove and drain on paper towels before serving. Sprinkle over with icing sugar.
Yes. Fresh meadowsweet flowers are eatable, too :). And if you do not want/ like deep- frying, put flowers on top/ behind the cake and bake while crispy.
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Soundtrack Genialistid “Leekiv armastus”
Please, turn on the kettle !, I asked the husband
Few minutes later.
I am going to the kitchen.
Pouring water in to the cup.
And leaving the tea to infuse and set.
Very carefully, blowing … and sipping
cold peppermint flavoured tap water… 🙂 🙂
It is impossible to cook a hot tea from water, forgotten to put it to boil…:)
My father was born in 1943. So, he was child after war. This was terrible time. Estonia was occupied by Soviet Union, Hunger and poverty. In March 1949, 20,722 people (2.5% of the population) were deported to Siberia.
Started collectivization. Forcibly was established collective farms, which means that all farmers must give all animals to collective farms. All over the countryside, the establishment of kolkhozes was announced and the majority of the peasants joined ‘voluntarily’, fearing that they would be deported if they did not sign up. During the 1950s, masses of farm animals would starve to death in late winter or early spring because of a lack of fodder. Collective farmer’s did not get first years any salary.
Because was lack of eggs and everything, children invented ” bread”, to have something to eat. They mixed potatoes, flour and oil and baked this on to the wood burning stove iron.
Estonian women are able to weave a cobweb.
Haapsalu shawl over 200 years old Estonian traditional lace shawl. Always knitted with fine wool, so you can pull the shawl through wedding ring. The skill has been handed down from mother to daughter, from one master knitter to another for one and half centuries.
Haapsalu, a small resort town on the west coast of Estonia, is famous for its 13th-century castle ruins, curative mud baths, and the legend of the White Lady. Created using lambs’ wool, the tradition started when members of the Russian aristocracy – including the royal Romanov family – visited the famous healing mud baths at the start of the 19th century. As they walked from the warm baths into the chilly courtyard outside, these women would fling a delicate shawl around their shoulders to keep warm.
Haapsalu shawl is something I am never able to knit, but I believe, that this cake is the most easily baked pie in the world.
My grandmother did this using barley flour. But this is same delicious with wheat or whatever flour. Continue reading “Soft and Delicious Grandmothers Apple or Rhubarb Pie”
Some time ago I saw Mediterranean diet recommendations in a blog www.jovinacooksitalian.com. As the Estonian National Institute for Health Development (ENIHD) published
a new updated version of Estonian diet recommendations at the end of 2016, I thought it would be very interesting to compare the recommendations.
Some things are the same: do not eat sweets and have enough daily physical activity.
Which and who is the right Mom?
In Estonia Mother’s Day (emadepäev in Estonian) is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.
The Mother of the Year is award given annually by the Estonian Womens Union, already more than 25 years.
This year suddenly rose up question. Does nominee of this award, the Mother of the Year, must be officially married.
Because nowadays, in the 21st of century there are a lot of single mothers, divorced mothers, gay mothers…..
Did you know, that 40% of Europeans believe, that gluten may cause digestive problems ?*
Can, believe, may cause…
Estonians eat rather fermented black bread, however there was an epidemic outburst few years ago. Turned out that.. most of us have gluten intolerance. The interesting thing about the disease is that you can not eat white bread. But pasta, semolina, burgers, couc cous are ok. … 🙂
I am apologizing to those who have the real disease.
but mostly it is a problem of control. Have you read the book Rolf Jensen, Mika Aaltonen The Renaissance Society: How the Shift from Dream Society to the Age of Individual Control will Change the Way You Do business.
I highly recommend.
Impossible to write Estonian food blog without quark.
You can buy quark from shop, but this is very easy to do by yourself.
If you have children, call them to join. To make quark is fun process and lesson about chemistry, cooking, health and fermentation 🙂
Quark recipe you can find here.
Estonian quark is made from skimmed milk and mesophilic starter. This is fat-free and mesophilic means, that quark is fermented on the low temperature. And if quark ready, bake delicious quark- cake.
Quark Cake by Janne
A fresh, light quark cake for easter
- 125 g room temperature butter
- 1 dl sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 dl flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 250 g quark
- 250 g sour cream
- 1 dl sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoon starch