Here's some recipes I found on the web. Them are very common recipes over our country but maybe not so well-known all around the world. So if you're interested in other cultures and their food you can check this. I paste some recipes I recommend here but because the text I'll write isn't my I want tell the source of the recipes at first.
The source is Recipes — Virtual Finland
. You also find a conversion table of different measures over this site.
At first I recommend Karelian hot pot to carnivores. I've never cooked it myself but my grandma cooks best Karelian hot pot ever:
Karelian hot pot: Karjalanpaisti
(for four - five persons)
- 300 g chuck steak
- 300 g pork shoulder
- 300 g stewing lamb or mutton (my note: you can also replace lamb with beef)
- 2-3 onions
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 8 allspice
Cut the meat into cubes (4x4 cm). There is no need to remove small bones. Put the meat and coarsely chopped onion in layers in a casserole, seasoning each layer with salt and allspice. Add enough water to almost cover the meat.
Bake without a cover at a moderate temperature, c. 175 °C, for 2 1/2-3 hours. Cover the casserole towards the end of the cooking time. Serve with mashed potato, boiled swedes and lingonberry purée.
And then pastries which are usually baked for a Pancake Day:
(for four - five persons)
Ingredients: - 200 g margarine or butter
- 2 dl sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 dl wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- 2 dl sweet bread crumbs (e.g. Crumbled biscuits)
- 2 dl ground almonds (appr. 80 g)
- 1 dl single cream
- solid raspberry jam
- 2 dl water
- 1 dl sugar
- 2-3 tbsp arrack liqueur or rum
Solid raspberry jam or marmelade
- 1 dl icing sugar
- 2 tsp water or lemon juice Preheat the oven to 200°C.
Grind the almonds and combine them with the bread crumbs. Cream the butter or margarine and sugar together. Add one egg at a time, beating the mixture well after each egg. Combine the flour and baking powder and stir into the mixture.
Add the cardemom, bread crumbs and almonds and finally the cream. Mix lightly but do not unnecessarily stir the mixture. Grease a muffin mould and put a equal amount of the mixture into the hollows. Leave room for the mixture to raise in the hollows. Using a floured fingertip, press a hole in the middle of each muffin. Place about half a teaspoonful of jam or marmelade on each muffin. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 15 minutes.
Boil the water and melt the sugar in it. Flavour with the alcohol. Moisten the baked muffins with the liquid. When the muffins are still hot, add another half a teaspoonful of jam in the middle. Let the muffins cool.
Combine the icing sugar and water or lemon juice in a small bowl. Pour the liquid icing around the jam.
There's also one more recipe I recommend, you'll find it Cookbook:Karjalanpiirakat - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
(because of the lack of the time I can't paste it just now).