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

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

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

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

Apple pie, omenapiirakka

Red cheeked apples galore in our apple trees this year. Apple pie anyone?? Scroll further down for our family's recipe... * Omenapuiden oksat natisevat tämän syksyn omenasadon alla. Tässä meidän perheen suussasulavan omenapiirakan ohje. Ainekset: 150 g voita 3-3,5 dl jauhoja (osa esim sämpyläjauhoja) 1 rkl sokeria 5-6 omenaa 2 dl omenamehua 2 munaa 1… Continue reading Apple pie, omenapiirakka

Rhubarb and meringue “Brita cake”, raparperibritakakku

Summer really begins with a rhubarb cake! I've made this version several times for my mother's birthday which is at this time of the year and everyone seems to love it 🙂 * Tämä suussasulavan raparperipiirakan ohje on viiden vuoden takaisesta Kotivinkki-lehdestä. Lehti on aina raparperiaikaan kateissa joten kirjoitan sen nyt tänne muistiin. Britakakun voi… Continue reading Rhubarb and meringue “Brita cake”, raparperibritakakku

Runebergintorttu, Runeberg cake

Runeberg is the national poet of Finland whose birthday, the 5th February has been celebrated nationwide since the 1850´s. We fly the flags in his honour and for finnish bakers it´s a really prosperous day too: they sell thousands and thousands of these Runeberg´s cakes at this time of the year! This scrumptious treat flavoured with almonds… Continue reading Runebergintorttu, Runeberg cake