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Due to the harsh climate, traditional Finnish cuisine included many grains and berries. Today contemporary Finns enjoy a wide variety of modern foods typical of Western Europe. Hunting and fishing are popular in Finland, with fish, moose and deer plentiful, but restaurants also serve reindeer.

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Blueberry Pie (Mustikkapiirakka)

4.75 oz (150 g) butter or margarine
1/4 cup (1/2 dl) sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup (1/2 dl) cream
1/4 cup (2-1/2 dl) flour

Quart (c. 1 l) blueberries
1 Tbsp dried breadcrumbs or potato flour

1. Whisk the butter or margarine and add sugar, if desired.

2. Add the egg, mixing well, then the cream and flour in turns. Don't beat too much or the dough will get tough.

3. Let the dough stand for a while in a cool place.

4. Roll out the dough into a thin sheet on a baking pan.

5. Mix the blueberries with sugar and dried breadcrumbs or potato flour.

6. Spread the filling onto the dough and raise the edges.

7. Bake at 200 degrees C until the crust is golden brown, c. 30 minutes.


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This page modified January 2007