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  • I think it's a polysynthetic language so word (and phrase) length gets a bit out of hand!

    These are very tasty snacks and probably easier to make than they look. Rye dough is quite user-friendly :-) Plenty of recipes on the internet. A friend who did military service in the Finnish army said the soldiers practically live on piirakka.

    November 27, 2007

  • Wow. I might as well just add the entire Finnish lexicon to my list.

    November 27, 2007

  • Literally a 'Karelian pastry', this Finnish staple is also known simply as a piirakka. It is a savoury rye flour pastry filled with rice, carrot or potato.

    November 27, 2007