Mustikkapiirakka 2021

Blueberry bounty

Blueberry season is upon us!

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stems leaves and flowers

Mormor knew that although 25 litres of blueberries seemed overwhelming at first, they could be dealt with one blueberry at a time…

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Mustikkapiirakka

…then among other things, we could make a favourite summer recipe handed down from her isoäiti (Finnish grandmother). This Mustikkapiirakka was big enough to feed dessert to six hungry humans, and still send some home with everyone!

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a treat

A little scrap of dough leftover made a delicious cardamom roll.

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Cardamom roll

It felt good to sit down for a while! Kiitos, Mormor.

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13 thoughts on “Mustikkapiirakka 2021

  1. Ah, a cardamom roll sounds like an intriguing delight. My ethnic background did not pick up on cardamom but I do love it in chai tea! The idea of it in rolls is giving me an itch to locate a recipe!

    • I’ll happily send you a recipe! They are delicious, though being extracted from Scandinavian ancestors, I must have a strong cardamom-appreciating gene. Cinnamon rolls just don’t taste right without a pinch of cardamom added!

    • She really appreciated sitting down, sipping her favourite brew and feeling glad of the blueberry harvest, all picked over, frozen, jammed, sent to relatives, baked into pies…phew!

    • Alas for the sugar-rationed, it is sweet yeasted dough with eggs, butter and cardamom. Very delicious, and everyone hopes for the scraps so they can roll them up into little buns.

      • I have a rather good stevia-based brown sugar substitute which works pretty well in most sweet recipes. It sounds yummy, Now all I have to do is wait for blueberries to be in season!

  2. Cousin Ida is very impressed with Mormor’s creation! And her work ethic…that is a LOT of berries! Love the little bun idea!

    • we buttered the leftover dough, and sprinkled some cardamom sugar on it before rolling it up. Mormor baked it in a Human-sized tartlet tin for about ten minutes! Fiddly but delicious (she wishes she could mail one to Cousin Ida).

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