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69: Finland: Kardemummainen Rahka-Mustikkapirras (Finnish Blue Berry Tart with Cardemon Crust)

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Finland, home of Santa Claus, his reindeers and his elfs. Finland is the only country in Scandinavia I haven’t been. History proves that the Finns are tough people, tough enough to fight of nazi’s during the Second World War and the Russians, and don’t forget the climate with freezing long winters and very short summers.

What else is Finland famous for; sauna’s of course their national obsession! They even organize  the world championship saunaing (is that a word? I don’t know). The Russian contestant died and the winner was Finnish and had 3th degree burns all over his body. Kind of taking it a little to far there.

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Things you didn’t know about Finland:

  • Finland is referred to as the Land of a Thousand Lakes, but that number doesn’t even come close. There are an astonishing 187,888 lakes within Finland – the most of any country in the world. If you’re more comfortable roaming around by foot, there’s a total of 179,888 Finnish islands to explore.
  • Are you fast and furious and mega rich? Then you better not get caught zooming through Finland. The cost of traffic and speed violations is calculated by the offending driver’s annual income. One unfortunate, mega rich dare devil was once fined over 200,000 dollars for a single speeding offense.
  • The North of Finland is the least populated area in Europe

I made this tart for my friends, I was really nervous about it coming out properly from it’s form since I transported it from Amsterdam to my friends in Utrecht by train. But it was perfect!

cutting around the edge to make it a little easier
cutting around the edge to make it a little easier
Carefully lifting the form
Carefully lifting the form
Ohhhhh yeah perfection!!!
Ohhhhh yeah perfection!!!

This Blue Berry Tart is amazing! It’s sort of like a cheesecake more tart like, healthier and quicker.

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Blue Berry Tart

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