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Finland: We Taste Pastry and Candy

Published: 24.11.2013
Finland, a beautiful and peaceful country that not only has thousands of lakes, but also thousands of flavors. The following lines are devoted to the phenomena of Finnish cuisine that is full of vegetables, fish, brown bread and dairy products.

But it is not always as healthy as it seems at first glance. If you want to taste the local specialties, definitely do not expect that you dropped a few pounds, and prepare your taste buds for unusual experiences. Foreigners can sometimes seem that the Finns have a special taste and can combine uncombinable.

Finska cerealni susenka s narodni znackou kvality

Today's episode is dedicated to the Finnish pastries and sweets:

On his time will come palates, as the following lines will be devoted not only to predominantly healthy Finnish pastries, but also typical sweets, which can in Finland encounter. Whether it is the various kinds of pastries and sweets.

Pastry: Bread with a hole and Karelian pies

Above normal Finnish pastries cheered by many a healthy lifestyle enthusiast. If you want to taste the typical Finnish bread, forget the fluffy white Roll with. Different types bread rolls and bread are produced from a large proportion of rye flour and compared to traditional Czech bread rolls are therefore much darker and flatter savory cereal.

Chleb s dirou

The most popular, there is a round bread with a hole in the middle, also mainly made of rye flour. The hole in the bread remains as a monument to a bygone age when the pastry hell once in a while a "loaves" into storage is strung on a wooden post. Most types of bakery products sold in plastic bags of more pieces that are practically pre-slit half.

Another typical bakery product is Lappish bread , which is the bread but visually quite different. It looks more like a wheat pancake with small holes.


Very popular are Karelian pies , baked thin rye dough and stuffed with rice or mashed potatoes. Pie, which you might at first taste interesting, is possible to bake them in the oven. The Finns, however, prefer their consumption along with spreads, ham, cheese or vegetables, like Czech bread.


Sweets with aromas of cardamom and cinnamon

The most popular pastries is undoubtedly pulla , or sweet roll that has a thousand different forms. Taste and shape will remind you of a miniature cakes Czech or English hot-cross bun. After the bite, however, feel very spicy taste which this delicacy adds cardamom. Cardamom is the most widely used in Finland, sweet spices and encounter him in everything that contains sugar and flour.


Popularity in Finland also enjoys bread munkki . Munkki is basically Czech donut enriched with cardamom and coated in cinnamon sugar. More often sold without filling, but you can also come across the types of transactions jam.


Candy - sweet and salty

Candy & Confectionery enjoy great popularity in Finland. Local tastes reigns licorice and sweets with its flavor you find in Finland at every step.

Truly special and typical candy are salty liquorice candies ( salmiakki ) that Finns love, but few are stranger handle enjoyed until the end.

To be continued...


Text/photo: Ing. Josef Levý

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