On my way back to Croatia, my first stop was Helsinki (Finland) but unfortunately only the airport...Even so, I had the opportunity to try some of their delicacies. I was surprised with how exquisite the products were.
My pick was the Karjalanpiirakka or Karelian Pasty ( I thought all this time it was Pastry, I am not even sure what Pasty is)
It was a rye crust with creamy rice filling topped with salty butter/egg spread. Loved it!
Sure enough, once I came home I attempted to make it. As you can see on the photo below, it looked quite similar.
Everything was wonderful, but the crust was way too hard. I did moisten it with butter and milk solution but it didn't work as well. As I watched a youtube video on how to make the Pasties, I noticed they dip the whole thing in the butter/milk solution! I guess that's why it was softer, because a dough made of flour and water cannot be soft.
All in all, it was delicious and the filling can also be made with potatoes, but I prefer rice.
Here is the link for the recipe! Enjoy! :)