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I am going to reveal my best kept secret, my moms recipe, but you have to come to visit my kitchen to get it. Check videolink below.

We Finns drink lots of coffee, traditionally friends are welcome to pop in anytime for coffee. The moment you step in a Finnish home coffee will be brewing and soon you have freshly baked goodies beside your cup.

My favorite berry pie recipe is really current. Red currants are right now ready to be picked in Finland. Most of the households who have red and black currant bushes in garden, steam juice concentrate out of them to keep it for winter. If you are not into juice there’s one recipe which is stable in any Finnish kitchen, berry pie. In Dubai all sort of berries are available whole year around. Red currants are bit tart, but this Finnish berry pie recipe never fails.

Welcome to my kitchen – Tervetuloa Keittiööni
This is my kitchen by My Dubai My City

Mama’s redcurrant berry pie

Ingredients
150 gr butter
100 gr sugar
1 egg
180 g flour
1 ts baking powder

Filling
200 ml creme fraiche
1 egg
3 tbs sugar (or more if you like sweet)
1 ts vanilla

1 1/2 – 2 cups red currants and blueberries (any berries for your liking, comes lovely with mango or canned peaches and pears as well)

Mix together soft butter and sugar until creamy
Add one egg and few spoon of flour
Add rest of the flour mixed with 1 teaspoon of baking powder
mix and lay on 20 cm (9 inch) creased pie pan

Mix the filling: creme fraiche, vanilla, sugar and egg. Pour over the pie batter.

Sprinkle last the berries over the pie covered with creme fraiche mixture.

Bake in 180-200 °C about 30-40 minutes. It will be little wobbly in the middle, but it settles after cooling.
Best served when still warm or room temperature. Freezes well for the next surprise visitors.

 

Hyvää ruokahalua! bon appétit!

P.S In background of the video you hear one of my favorite Finnish singer, actor, comic Vesa-Matti Loiri’s Lapin Kesä. Lyrics from famous Finnish Poet Eino Leino (who has huge impact to Finnish language development). Lapin Kesä- Finnish poem Summer in Lapland at Youtube.

3 Responses to “Welcome to my kitchen – Mama’s Redcurrant Berry Pie”

  1. Maija says:

    Kiitos Minna.
    Is it 180g or 200g of flour? The video and written recipe are different.
    Also, if you don’t have creme fraiche, could you substitute sour cream, or maybe yogurt?
    I have a big bag of red currants in my freezer from my garden last summer. I’ll try thawing them and making this piirakka (or kakku?)

    Maija

    • minnah says:

      Hei Maija,
      Oh sorry for confusing. It is 3 (dl) desi liters, which I have weighed, about 180 gr. It depends of course of flour, but this recipe is lovely because you cannot go wrong with either amount 180 or 200 gr.
      You may try with yoghurt, cremier the better. Nothing compete with real cream, it would work as well.
      Try to add some sugar to yr berries if you are afraid it’s too sharp.
      Thank you for your feedback and comments. Apology of my late response, I have been offline from January. Back again.
      regards Minna

  2. Minna, this looks sensational! I am sure the tartness balances beautifully in this pie… it looks absolutely sensational!

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