Savor The Flavors Of Karelia: Traditional Recipes From The Heartland

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Karelian Pasty

These traditional pastries are a staple in Karelian cuisine and are perfect for a savory snack or appetizer.

Karjalanpiirakka or Karelian pies
Karjalanpiirakka or Karelian pies

Prepare the dough by combining flour, water, butter, and salt until a smooth dough forms.
Roll out the dough and cut into circles. Fill each circle with a mixture of rice, butter, and egg.
Seal the edges of the pasty and bake in the oven until golden brown.

Karelian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

This hearty dish is perfect for a comforting meal on a cold day.

Prepare the cabbage leaves by blanching them in hot water until they are soft and pliable.
Fill each cabbage leaf with a mixture of ground meat, rice, onions, and spices.
Roll up the cabbage leaves and bake in the oven with a tomato sauce until cooked through.

Karelian Mushroom Soup

This creamy and rich soup is packed with earthy flavors that will warm you up from the inside out.

Sauté mushrooms, onions, and garlic in a pot until softened.
Add vegetable broth, cream, and thyme to the pot and simmer until flavors meld together.
Blend the soup until smooth and serve hot with a dollop of sour cream on top.