Cookbook:Cuisine of Estonia

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

The cuisine of Estonia is a bit similar to Finnish. The national foods of Estonia are often thought to be black pudding, sauerkraut, mulgipuder, kanepitemp, kama, jellied meat and rye bread. Estonians used to improve their foods and drinks with honey but now it's starting to be forgotten. The food on the table depended on the season. In the winter the dishes were heavy but in the end of the summer there were lots of vegetables and root vegetables.

Soups[edit | edit source]

  • Beer soup
  • Milk soup with egg
  • Sauerkraut soup with beans
  • Gruel
  • Bean soup
  • Milk soup with pearl barley
  • Wedding soup or wedding mash
  • Baltic herring soup
  • Sauerkraut soup with cold mashed potatoes
  • Lentil soup with smoked meat
  • Meat and dumpling soup
  • Sour sorrel soup
  • Beetroot soup

Meat dishes[edit | edit source]

  • Pigs' feet in aspic
  • Headcheese
  • Blood dumplings
  • Blood bread
  • Blood pancakes
  • Blood sausage
  • Veal slices in dough
  • Smoked lamb shank
  • Meat and potatoes

Fish dishes[edit | edit source]

  • Dried flounder
  • Salted Baltic herring
  • Stewed dried fish
  • Baltic herring in vinegar
  • Baltic herring casserole
  • Pike stew
  • Fresh pike sautéed in butter
  • Cold herring filling in unpeeled potatoes
  • Baltic herring rolls re-baked with egg and mustard sauce
  • Stewed pike with horseradish
  • Salted whitefish with additions
  • Fish rolls in aspic

Vegetable and mushroom dishes[edit | edit source]

  • Baked unpeeled potatoes
  • Vegetable cooked in fast broth
  • Sweet and sour fresh cabbage
  • Mulgi sauerkraut
  • Pea spread
  • Hempseed spread or jurss
  • Potato salad with red beets
  • Potato-pearl barley porridge or mulgi porridge
  • Meatloaf of peas
  • Pearl barley and mushroom dish
  • Salted mushroom salad
  • Large mushroom pie

Desserts and pastries[edit | edit source]

  • Honey cakes
  • Mulgi curd cake
  • Wheat bread
  • Rye bread
  • New Year's cake
  • Barley bread
  • Wedding cake
  • Plaited sweet bread
  • Berry froth
  • Farina cream
  • Bread soup
  • Sour milk pancakes
  • Cabbage pie
  • Baked apples
  • Kefir jelly with gooseberries
  • Curd pie
  • Bubert

Other[edit | edit source]

  • Curd with caraway seeds
  • Egg butter
  • Cottage cheese
  • Sour milk crumbs
  • Oatmeal flummery
  • Kama dumplings
  • Nott or thick sauce
  • Russian salad