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Recipes: Sandwiches/Sandwich Cakes

Estonian delicacies: spiced sprat sandwiches

The Baltic sprat (Sprattus sprattus balticus) is a subspecies of the European sprat (Sprattus sprattus), also known  as brisling or skipper. They are up to 12,5 cm long (about 5 inches), small, silvery and herring-like. The sprats are commonly marinated in a mixture of black pepper, allspice (aka Jamaican pepper), cloves, nutmeg, coriander seeds, bay leaves, salt and sugar etc. The result: …

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Tuna and egg sandwich cake (Smörgåstårta aka võileivatort)

Although it’s Sweden that is most famous for its sandwich cake – smörgåstårta – sandwich cakes aka  võileivatordid have been popular in Estonia for a few decades now. We celebrated our older kids birthday parties last weekend – our daughter turned 4 and our son 2 in January, and I made three sandwich cakes for the occasion. One with ham …

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Canapés with mustard-lemon-dill butter and beets

Here’s one of the appetizers from our New Year’s Eve menu –  a tangy mustard-lemon-dill butter on a slice of dark rye bread, garnished with my old favourite, beetroot. A very Scandinavian flavour combination, it’s a great all-year appetizer that packs a lot of character (read: not the ideal accompaniment to your glass of fine champagne, but would go well with …

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Shrimp salad on rye appetizers

Christmas and New Year, although just a scant week apart, seem to be different seasons altogether for our little family here in Estonia. Throughout December and until Christmas, we eat black pudding and sauerkraut and pork roasts – the traditional Christmas fare – a lot. We’ll start eating Christmassy food early, weeks before Christmas. You see, you need to identify the …

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