angle-left Finnish baking tradition combines cinnamon, cardamom, sugar and love

Finnish baking tradition combines cinnamon, cardamom, sugar and love

Photo: Mari Storpellinen

We’re going to throw three big words at you, one of them in Finnish: ubiquitous, quintessential and korvapuusti. The latter is the Finns’ term for their own special cinnamon bun, flavoured with a dash of cardamom.

“Ubiquitous” and “quintessential” are labels that travel bloggers love to use when describing the korvapuusti (known as an örfil in Swedish, also an official language in Finland). The choice of adjectives indicates that the tasty pastry is, like coffee, ever-present and vital in Finland.

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