To celebrate the launch of Moomins Cook book by SelfMadeHero, the Embassy of Finland reveals the secrets to the tasty dishes prepared by the wonderful Moominmamma by publishing a Recipe of the Month – until the end of 2010.
According to the Moomin philosophy, everything fun is good for the stomach. The darkening November evenings are just perfect for baking, aren't they?
2 tsp baking soda
250 g wheat flour
250 g brown sugar
2 tsp dried ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp cardamom
80 g puréed lingonberries (or similar berry)
200 ml cream
90 g melted butter
For the dish:
a knob of butter or margarine
breadcrumbs or semolina
Mix the baking soda into the flour. In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar and seasonings. Add the lingonberries, eggs, cream and the cooled butter. Quickly mix the ingredients until smooth.
Pour the filling into a greased, breaded quiche dish. Bake the cake at 175 C for around 60-70 minutes. If you leave the cake to rest overnight, the taste will improve.
Moomins Cook book, published in the UK in July, contains over 150 different forest recipes for drinks and dishes – from breakfast at the end of a sunny Nordic summer night to garden parties, campfires and birthday celebrations. The recipes are a wonderful introduction to Finnish cuisine; presented by the season and easy to make, they’re great for the young and old alike.