Whether you want to see Santa or the Northern Lights, a northern Winter holiday, away from the Alps, has got to be a consideration.
This time last year we were in Finland and enjoyed a week at Torassieppi and a week in Yllas. The food at Torassieppi was very good and they served up lots of traditional dishes. I have no idea whether this is their recipe, but it works for me and a gingerbread cookie tastes great with a cup of tea.
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.
Beetroot Fritters appeared on my plate several times in Finland