Since I do not have the right ingredients to make the Karelian pies, I decided to make puolukkapirakka or lingonberry pie. Lingonberries are very popular in the Nordic countries. When I was in Finland, I rarely had a dish from the street without lingonberry on the side. Again, I do not have specialty flour with me so I just used regular all-purpose flour. Also, I was not in the mood to make a pie crust so I decided to layer the lingonberry with the batter instead.
Fills around 4-5 (4 inch diameter) ramekins.
The whole process takes around 1 hour.
1/4 cup of softened butter
1/2 cup of Stevia baking sugar
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt (optional because I think the lingonberry tartness should be good enough)
1/2 cup of milk
1 jar of lingonberry jam
1 scoop of whipped cream or in my case I used skyr
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream softened butter, flour, baking soda, baking powder, flour, sugar, and salt. Mix in milk.
3. Lightly spray oil in a small ramekin and put the first of layer 1/4" batter. Add lingonberries on the second layer. Add another 1/4" layer of batter. Top with lingonberries and swirl in a little batter to create a marble effect. Do not fill the ramekins to its rim because it rises a lot. However, the muffin top effect is cute too so I did it.
4. Put in the oven for 45 minutes in 350 degrees.
5. Cool before serving and adding whipped cream.