Porkkanalaatikko appears on most traditional Finnish festive tables and is traditional carrot casserole with rice cooked in milk or cream and topped with breadcrumbs. I sampled this delight when on a trip to seek the Northern lights and to ski in Finland. Whilst the Finnish version of carrot casserole is OK as a fairly ‘solid’ side dish, I prefer my carrots a bit spicier and my casserole with a bit more liquid. So, my carrot casserole has a bit more of a nod to Morocco than Lapland.
Lakkakakku is a celebratory cake that involves cloudberries being soaked in rum. Here is a simpler twist on the cake using cloudberry jam.
Going cross country skiing for the first time and I notice how unstable the skis and boots are: Your heel is free and the skis are narrow with no edges.