Finnish Recipes

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Karjalan Pies

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These savory pastries were my favorite thing to eat in Finland. Rice porridge surrounded by a rye flour crust, baked until slightly browned. In Finland, they're often eaten at breakfast or lunch. Delicious topped with ham, cheese, or just (real!) butter.

Finnish Blueberry Pie

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This pie, with its sugar cookie-like crust, is simple to make and stores well in the fridge or on the counter during cool weather up to 2 days. It can be served hot, cold, plain, or with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on the side.

Finnish Nissua

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Nissua is a tender Finnish sweet bread made with cardamom. This bread is formed into braided loaves or wreaths, and topped with a simple frosting.

Finnish Pulla

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A unique bread with a sweet flavor that makes a wonderful holiday gift! It takes about 4 hours to make, so allow yourself plenty of time.

Cornish Finnish Michigan Pasties

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I make these pasties about once a month for my family and extended family. I weigh my ingredients for accuracy and flavor.

Finnish Pannu Kakku

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A family favorite, this recipe is handed down to each generation. This rich, airy treat is best when served hot with jam or jelly.

Finnish Kropser (Baked Pancakes)

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This delicious bar is a treat that can be served for breakfast or with tea. Serve with syrup, jelly or honey.

Finnish Pancakes

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Delicious crepe-like pancakes that are sure to please. You may double or triple the recipe. Serve with warmed maple syrup or a sprinkle of confectioners' sugar and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

DIY Finnish Lonkero (a.k.a. Long Drink)

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My family recently went on a vacation to Finland. In addition to enjoying the food and scenery, many of us fell in love with the lonkero, or long drink. This is a strictly Finnish drink made by combining cheap gin with citrus. The most common flavor is grapefruit, which is reproduced here. Lonkero is not sold in the US so I decided to try to copy it by referring to web sites from other tourists who tried to copy it and reading the ingredients on the company's web site.

Finnish Style Mojakka

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This soup recipe is a staple in any Finnish household. Serve with flatbread (leipa).

Finnish Meatballs (Lihapyorykoita)

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My family's favorite Finnish meal is these Lihapyorykoita (Finnish Meatballs) with Punajuuret (Beets), and Perunasose (Mashed Potatoes). Serve with cranberry sauce, I personally like a quarter of a pickle on the side.

Best Cheesy Broccoli Soup

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This is from a dear old friend when I first got married 30 some years ago. She's a Finlander from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan so it may be familiar to some of you. We needed lots of warm soup living in the cold northern region!

Inspiration and Ideas

Finnish Summer Soup

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This soup should be made with fresh vegetables. Serve with a bread and cheese platter as they do in Finland. If you can't get fresh shelled green peas, use frozen tiny green peas.

Rhubarb Berry Pudding

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This is a traditional Finnish rhubarb pudding with berries added for sweetness. My kids big favorite! This can be served with whipped cream on top or vanilla ice cream on the side.