Tag: pies

Cake Anthill, simple eggfree cake

Some time ago I saw Mediterranean diet recommendations in a blog www.jovinacooksitalian.com. As the Estonian National Institute for Health Development (ENIHD) publishedsipelgapesa (3)

a new updated version of Estonian diet recommendations at the end of 2016, I thought it would be very interesting to compare the recommendations.

Mediterranean diet
Estonian diet









Some things are the same: do not eat sweets and have enough daily physical activity.

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Estonian Traditional Curd filled Buns. Mulgi korbid

Mulgi korbid

Mulgimaa is perfect example about the globalisation already in 19th of century. During the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 was lack of cotton and price was very high.
So, was demand for alternatives. South Estonia, Mulgimaa has perfect conditions for cultivation of linen. Bondage was in Estonia abolished 1816, but still farmers were very poor and land was owned by landlords. But because of America and demand for linen, farmers gets enough money to buy from landlords land and farms. And this area become rich and successful. This made others little bit jealous and they started to call people and this area Mulgimaa ūüôā
In Latvia means word- Mulk- ‚ÄĚ silly‚ÄĚ and in Estonia it means ‚Äúhole‚ÄĚ- in meaning that the all richness went in to the one hole‚Ķ:)

I have been already wrote about Mulgimaa. Estonian hidden treats.

Mulgi- Mulgimaa is area¬† in South-Estonia, with own culture, traditions, food and dialect.¬†korbid (plural “korbid”, singular “korp”)- curd or semolina filled buns are one of its famous signature dish. Mulgi Korbid filling and buns itself are not very sweet. But you can make sweet filling and add more sugar in dough, as well.

Traditionally Mulgi Korbid has  curd or semolina filling, but you can use potato filling, as well. This is perfect dish to made, when you made too much potato mash or bubert, and you have some leftovers.

Estonian Traditional Curd filled Buns. Mulgi Korbid.

Estonian Traditional Curd filled Buns

  • Servings: 15-16 buns
  • Time: 2hr 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Mulgi korbid


  • 0, 5 litre milk
  • 35 g yeast
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt,
  • 8 dl flour
  • Semolina filling or use Bubert recipe

  • 0, 6 litre milk
  • 0,5 glass of semolina
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • salt, sugar
  • Boil a thick porridge from milk and semolina. Add butter, season with salt and sugar. Let cool down and add beaten egg.

    Curd/quark filling  look for home made quark recipe

  • 600 g quark
  • 2 tablespoon sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • salt, sugar and caraway seeds
  • If mix is too fluid, add some semolina or flour

    Potato filling 

  • 700 g boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 2¬† beaten eggs
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • salt and caraway seeds
  • If mix is too fluid, add some semolina or flour
  • 1 egg for coating buns
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Carrot Pies by Maie

Carrot Pies

This amount for 2 full plate small Carrot Pies.


25 g yeast
1 glass room-temp water and
3 tsp sugar
to stay in one bowl.


In the other bowl chop:
200 g cold butter

Carrot Pies

3 glass sifted flour
1 tsp salt
an 1 cm x 1 cm  cubes,
add gradually 1 whipped egg.



Add gradually yeast-mix and chop, chop, chop….
ready pastry  put in plastic bag for   1 till  24 hours in to  fridge.
sellest kogusest saab 2 plaaditäit väikesi pirukaid.
Filling :
 500 g boiled carrots
100 g boiled rice
1 boiled egg
50 g melted butter
chop, and add
1 raw egg
Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.


form small pies. Spot with beaten egg. Bake 225 C  ca 12 minutes, while pies are ready.

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