Ellenin suukkoja, Ellen’s cookies

This is a transformation from cake (from this earlier post) to cookie. The combination of chewy almond meringue and coffee buttercream works beautifully in this form too. These delicious confections might not look as tempting but they surpass any silky, pastel coloured macaron I've ever tasted! * Ellen Svinhufvud kakun resepti taipuu loistavasti pienten täytettyjä… Continue reading Ellenin suukkoja, Ellen’s cookies

Ellen Svinhufvud kakku, coffee meringue cake

Layers of almond meringue with a coffee flavoured buttercream filling make up this fabulous cake. It was my choice for our wedding cake years back and this summer I decided to try to make it myself for a big summer party. Quite a success 🙂 I found the recipe on the net site of a… Continue reading Ellen Svinhufvud kakku, coffee meringue cake

Rhubarb juice, raparperimehua

Both young and old love this fresh and delicious rhubarb juice flavoured with a hint of cinnamon. It makes a lovely summer drink, for the grown ups spritz it up with a splash of vodka/gin or sparkling wine. Very refreshing on a hot day! Ingredients: Rhubarb, sugar and cinnamon sticks.  Mix about one part of… Continue reading Rhubarb juice, raparperimehua

Raparperi bébéet, rhubarb buttercream pastries

This is my attempt to combine rhubarb, a big favourite of mine, with a classic Finnish buttercream pastry called "Bébé", which I also love. The Bébé has been around for at least a century - I found the recipe in an old cook book of mine from  1922 🙂 * Bébé-leivos on valintani kahvilan kakkutiskillä.… Continue reading Raparperi bébéet, rhubarb buttercream pastries

Aleksanterinleivokset, Alexander cake

This traditional Alexander cake's history goes back to the beginning of the 19th century; the name originates from a pastry cooked up for tsar Alexander I, then Imperial Grand Prince of Finland. Since those times it's been an essential part of every Finnish confectioner's assortment! Little wonder since they're easy to make for a bigger crowd… Continue reading Aleksanterinleivokset, Alexander cake

Lampaanpaisti, roasted leg of lamb

Mysi Lahtinen on suuri idolini. Hänen resepteillään tehdään meillä monet perinteiset laatikot ja juhlaruoat. Tämä lampaanpaistiohje on Mysin ihanasta "Intohimot hellallani" -kirjasta. (Ja näytti muuten olevan taas HS:n huhtikuun kuukausiliitteesä muiden Mysin pääsiäisherkkujen kanssa.) * Coffee, herbs and garlic flavour this lamb roast which is another big favourite of my family. It's a recipe of… Continue reading Lampaanpaisti, roasted leg of lamb

Runeberginkakku, Runeberg time

Tänä vuonna tein Runebergit kuivakakkumuottiin. Samalla ohjeella kuin vuosi sitten, paistoaika vain tuplaantuin noin 45:een minuuttiin. Kostuketta ei tarvita mutta pieni Amaretto-likööritilkka ei huonontanut kakkua lainkaan 😉 Resepti on alun perin Myllyn Paras -sivuilta, minun tuunauksin. * This year I made the Runeberg cake into a round cake mould instead of the traditional little round… Continue reading Runeberginkakku, Runeberg time

Coffee cheesecake, kahvijuustokakku

A wintery cheesecake flavoured with coffee and cardamom is coated with a coffee syrup that brings back memories of the little coffee bean sweets of my childhood. Recipe in English further down... * Juustokakkuun tuli ihana talvinen makuyhdistelmä poikani ehdotuksesta: kahvia ja kardemummaa. Siitä tuli niin hyvää että se pääsi uudelleen tarjolle uudenvuoden illalliselle. Kastikkeeseen… Continue reading Coffee cheesecake, kahvijuustokakku

Toscakakku, Tosca caramel cake

Another finnish classic from my children's wish list. This soft sponge cake is topped with an almond caramel and is the indisputable star of the traditional coffee table. Scroll down for the recipe. * Toiveohje taas jälkikasvulta. Suussasulavan kostea pohja on tärkeä osa tätä klassikkokakkua ja se kulkeekin reseptikirjassani nimellä "pehmeä toscakakku". Ainekset noin 25… Continue reading Toscakakku, Tosca caramel cake

Tarte Tatin apple pie, omenapiirakka

The apple pie in my previous post wasn't the one my offspring had asked for so here comes the other one. This legendary French version was concocted by the Tatin sisters in the 19th century - an upside down cake with a sumptuous coating of caramelized apples. In English further down... * Jälkikasvun pyynnöstä vielä… Continue reading Tarte Tatin apple pie, omenapiirakka