Who loves Finnish buns? I know I do!

This is an easy video tutorial on how to make a traditional Finnish 2-course winter meal in 10 minutes.

This meal has pea soup as a main course and buns for the dessert. Pea soup and buns are something typically served after spending a couple of hours outdoors; preferably enjoying a glorious winter weather riding sleds, skating or skiing.

All schools serve this meal on a specific day in February. The buns are the Finnish winter version, meaning that they have jam and whipped cream inside them. Super delicious!

What to do?

Preparing this meal couldn’t be easier! You throw pea soup concentrate into a kettle with water and warm it up. In the meantime, you butter some Finn crisps and pour a glass of milk to drink.

Did you know that in Finland, it is very common to drink milk with meal no matter what age you are!

When you are waiting for the soup to warm, you have time to whip cream, slice the buns and fill them with cream and strawberry jam.

The winter time buns are my favorites and can be found in all cafes during January and February (laskiaispulla in Finnish; the accurate word-by-word English translation could be something like sled slope buns).

I probably should not mention this but the Swedes also love these buns (semla in Swedish), and they have them available all year long.


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