Christmas cooking

Made some Finnish Christmas cookies and pastries with Mia. Joulutortut & piparkakut, Christmas tarts & gingerbread cookies. Gingerbread cookie dough was a bit too soft so they did not hold their shape quite right but the taste was right.

We made one batch of the Christmas tarts with ready made fillo dough because I was going to go the easy way. They tasted somewhat right but texture was way too dry. So then I thought WTF (“Winterly True Family Event”) needs my dough made from scratch. They in the picture looking and tasting so much more right and better.

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Christmas tarts and gingerbread cookies

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Round of “Rosolli” and seafood, herring and salmon prepared in few ways, along with Finnish rye sourdough and potato rye breads

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Karelian pies, “Karjalanpiirakat”

2014-12-31 New Year's Franken cake (1)

Our traditional “Franken” cake. Half caramel cake, half lingonberry cake. meidän perinteinen “Frankenkakku”. Puolikas kinuskikakku ja puolikas puolikkaista.

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About Pekka

I am a husband & father of two. Born and raised in Finland now living in Greater Seattle area. Professionally I am an effective program and team leader with experience in creating innovative products with worldwide impact. I have a wide range of experience in user and customer focused design from concepts to commercial products, technical evangelism to drive industry-wide adoption, account and relation management, technical sales, and consultation.
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