Finnish Easter Bread

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    1

    loaf
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Making Bread at Home

Making Bread at Home

By Tom Jaine

Published 2005

  • About

Country life in Finland can never have been easy: the climate sees to that. Small wonder, therefore, that their breads - which used to be predominantly of rye, barley and oats rather than wheat (and even of root crops and potatoes when the corn ran out) - were often designed for long keeping. There is a wonderful variety to them, kept alive by many self-sufficient and conservative home bakers (towns and villages were too sparse for there to be much professional baking trade), ranging from t