Have I said that I just love gingerbread.
The real and my favourite gingerbread is very thin and crispy. Look at for recipe here.
But sometimes you want some change and something different.
Soft gingerbread cake has all best features of gingerbread: flavour, smell, aroma, seasons… but soft.
Juicy and fruity cowberry- apple sauce complements very well gingerbread flavour and reduce sweetness ( and makes it healthier dessert :))
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Halva has nothing to do with Estonia. But I love halva.
This cake is a real fusion. Mix of Estonian traditional quark and eastern halva.
A delicious sweet and sour and juicy apple filling, complemented by Eastern flavours of halva, makes together for an amazing cake.
This cake is an eggfree.
In case you have not quark, use ricotta or mascarpone or cream cheese. But to get orignal and the best result prepare quark by yourself.
You can not imagine how simple it is !
Continue reading “Apple Cake with Halva. Halvaaga õunakook”
This recipe I found on my mother-in law recipe book. I do not know Anne, She was probably friend of my mother in law.
But I can tell you, Anne can bake. And definitely Anne was lady from era, when butter, sugar and flour were allowed…:)
Most complicated part is to form pretzels.
And to be true. Pretzels look like funny and fancy. But you can just use teaspoon and make simple cookies 🙂
I drink tea without sugar and for me this was perfect combination. Little bit bitter tea and sweet cookies.
Continue reading “Tea Pretzels by Anne. Anne Teekringlid”
An international and famous dessert with a small Estonian twist and ingredients
I have not words to express how tasty, watermouthing and great dessert it is. Small apple pieces and cowberries give juiciness and moisture and wonderful sour and sweet flavour. Barley groats give a structure and make this dessert more interesting,
And again real Estonian flavour: barley groats, apples and cowberries. You just have to try this.
Continue reading “Barley Groats and Apple Creme Brulee. Kruubi brüleekreem õuntega”
Buckwheat is just an amazing. And buckwheat flour is a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein gluten.
Buckwheat has little bit nut taste and pancakes served with sweet honey.. this is just divine…)
And one more secret. In East Estonia are saying, that buckwheat is “viagra”. Buckwheat is very healthy and specially useful for man.
Continue reading “Buckwheat Pancakes. Tatrapannkoogid”
One of the oldest grain cereals in Estonia was barley.
Barley was the mundane and the ordinary food, and belonged on the table for common people. The oldest data of barley growing in Estonia dates back to the beginning of the first millennium BC.
And we still love barley. Karask is the famous dish in Estonian ethnic cuisine. But add some apples, and you get very delicious, simple and juicy cake.
Continue reading “Very Simple Juicy Apple and Barley Flour Cake. Õuna- odrajahukook”
Estonian first University was established in 1632 and The University of Tartu is among the top 2% of the world`s univerities and the highest ranked in the Baltic States.
We are very proud of our educational system.
Estonia, Finland and Canada rank high on PISA tests. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.
Estonia is a digital society.
I need only 5 minutes to fill out a declaration of my income tax or get a doctor prescription or to participate in elections. Because of e- state and e- government.
Estonia has started teaching first graders to code. And final GoCompare research has revealed Tallinn to be the world best city for millenians starting a business 🙂
September 1 is celebrated as Knowledge Day in Estonia. School Summer Holiday is over and an academic year runs again from 1 September.
Lets celebrate with us and prepare simple retro Mayonnaise Cookies.
Despite the Mayonnaise these cookies are sweet.
Continue reading “Mayonnaise Cookies. Majoneesiküpsised”
I have been used in all my posts word “blueberry” in meaning ” wild blueberry”. Now I read Aho blog and found out that right expression is bilberry?
In Estonia we are saying: “Heal lapsel mitu nime” – a good child has many names.
As I live in Estonia, Estonia is one of the greenest countries in the world: about 50% of Estonian territory is covered with forest.
I forage my berries by myself from forest. And use in recipes wild blueberries/ bilberries.
Picking fresh blueberries, your mouth and hands are pink, fresh air and high roaring pines… this is amazing. This is a summer.,
This year is The Blueberry Year.
I believe, that this is the first time I would say thank you for global warming. May and June and July in Estonia were amazing. Very warm, lot of sun. Real summer.
Did you know ? Estonia has the 2nd cleanest food in Europe (EFSA)
Continue reading “Berry Cake by Siiri. Siiri mustikakook”
As I know this cake is origin from Sweden, but because of taste and simplicity is very popular in Estonia
NB! this is quite small cake.
So, try this first time and believe me, next time you have to double all quantities 🙂
Continue reading “Crispy and Juicy Brita Cake. Brita kook”