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Korvapuustit: How to Bake Finnish Cinnamon Rolls

Korvapuusti is the name of one of the most popular Finnish pastries: the cinnamon roll. It’s so popular that most flour packages that you buy in Finland will have a recipe for the traditional cinnamon rolls printed on them. Salla Paajanen, head of Metrohm Nordic in Finland, invited me to celebrate midsummer in their lakeside cottage […]

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A Finnish Midsummer Celebration

On June 23rd, Midsummer was celebrated in Finland. For Finns, this holiday, which is connected to summer solstice, the longest day of the year, is just as important as Christmas. This isn’t so surprising when you know how short days are here in winter. In the south of Finland, days get as short as 5 hours. […]

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