We live in our kitchens. Primarily because it's a full-time job to feed our growing children, but also because we both love to cook and bake. Since we are friends and neighbors its normal for treats and recipes to get exchanged across our lawns--usually by little hands tasked with the errand. We bake and test so many recipes we thought it would be fun to share some of our Finnish favorites.
Raparperipiirakka, rhubarb cake, is a true sign that spring is here and summer will soon follow. This recipe requires only a bowl, spoon and simple ingredients. It's easy enough for the youngest bakers to manage, but still beloved by the most experienced. Raparperipiirakka is best enjoyed warm or at room temperature, and we like it with a bit of ice cream. If rhubarb isn't in season where you live you can substitute with blueberries, plums, apples or any fruit of your liking. Hyvää ruokahalua!
Anna also shares her recipes as part of a community program from Portage Lake District Library in Houghton, MI.