Finnish street food… this is found in train stations, street stalls and markets and sells really well from any supermarket. I had never heard of it but mum is starting to remember all this dishes that she used to enjoy and now I have the joy of discovering them too.
Every country has their own version of a meat pie – pasties, empanadas, calzones, fleischkuekle to name a few, but I have to say that this one is probably the most intriguing one, to me. It’s a deep fried doughnut with a meat filling. Looking for recipes, there wasn’t much of a difference between them, all used a sweet doughnut dough and the fillings were a basic mince and onion mixture with rice and minimal seasoning.
Excited to get this going, I worked out my most appealing doughnut recipe and decided to make two versions of the filling. I needed to make sure I had a pure version before I altered it. Mum says that it was very good reproduction of the street stall ones, so yay! The second version is a tasty beef and mushroom filling. I have used my Mushroom Ketchup, which is absolutely amazing now! I made it back in April and the flavours are deepening beautifully. I also used saffron milk cap mushrooms from a previous forage that I had blanched and frozen – their texture holds perfectly to different cooking treatments.
I highly recommend trying these golden gems of sweet meaty goodness. They freeze really well so make this entire batch and that way you have some on hand at a later time.
Eat well… Blondie