Tag: baking

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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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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Gingerbread Cake with Berries

Happy New Year! Head uut aastat!

Christmas and holidays are over, and at least I have still too much gingerbread.
Lets make one cake.


”Gingerbread

  • Servings: ”4-6″
  • Difficulty: ”easy”
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”Simple


– ca 200 g gingerbreads
– 250 g quark
– 200 g sour cream
– 75 g butter, melted
– ca 0,5 litre berries. If frozen, mix berries with starch
– 2 eggs
– sugar
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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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Gingerbreads. Piparkoogid.

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Ginger Bread. Piparkook

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

Today there are of course discussions:) Is it a 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.”

Barley Scone. Karask

Barley Scone. Karask.

  • Servings: 4-6
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Karask is Estonian National Food. A fresh, oven-warm Karask with fresh butter is delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 litre sour milk
  • 1/2 cup Barley flour
  • 3/4 cup low quality wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, sugar and
  • 1/2 soda
  • seeds, caraway seeds

Directions

  1. In a bowl, toss together flour with salt, sugar, soda.
  2. Add whipped egg
  3. And sour milk and oil
  4. If you wish, add caraway seeds. And/or cover Karask with seeds.
  5. Pour pastry baking paper lined form or oven plate.
  6. Bake 200 C ca 20 min

 

Soundtrack ” Ära mine lapsekene”

Chanterelle Pie

Chanterelle Pie

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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ade34-dsc00631For Chanterelle Pie.
Before.
Prepare classical pastry.

Ingredients

  • Cut 150 g butter in small cubes.
  • Add 300 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 whipped egg
  • ca 100 g sour cream or yoghurt
  • Mixed pastry put in fridge at least for 1/2 hour.

    Cover:

  • 100 g chantarelles
  • 1 oninon,sliced
  • ca 100 g ham
  • 2 eggs
  • ca 300 ml milk or cream.
  • 100 g grated cheese.
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