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Finnish Rye Bread

Finnish rye bread is dense and dark and sour, and as biased as I am, I must say it’s easily my favorite bread in the whole world. I always used to think that it’s hard to make, but as it turns out the process isn’t complicated at all – you just need to know what you’re aiming at. […]

Caraway Bread

It’s been way too long since I’ve blogged about anything. I’ve been quite busy, but things are a lot less hectic now, and I can focus on important things, like making pickles and baking bread. I had always thought caraway as a spice to use with rye sourdough bread, but this bread demonstrated me how […]

Sweet Almond Rolls

The most typically Finnish pastry is pulla, a yeasted sweet bread that comes in various shapes: small round buns, swirly cinnamon rolls, and braided loaves and knots. The dough has plenty of cardamom in it and the rolls are often topped with slivered almonds or pearl sugar for some sweet crunch. The smell of cardamom […]

Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

I baked these cookies for dessert over the last weekend when my dad and step mom came over for dinner. The whole idea of freshly baked cookies served with ice cream for dessert makes so much sense now that I can’t believe I haven’t though of this before. I made the dough the previous evening […]

Balsamic Weekday Cookies

When our dinner involves heating up the oven I often bake an impromptu batch of cookies for dessert. These crumbly chocolatey cookies are a result of one such occasion, whipped up in no more than 15 minutes, thus being very good value for the time spent. Balsamic vinegar and muscovado sugar enhance the cocoa flavor […]