Saturday, March 27, 2010

To my brother

On Monday my beloved brother becomes 35 years old. This is the card I made to him.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Five-pointed star

I knitted a hat to Märt with a nice orange five-pointed star in front. It made my parents and Andres to giggle, refering to our country's history...

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Here are two cards I have recently made, one of them have probably arrived to the new owner already a while ago;)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Freshly baked

In my opinion one of the easiest doughs to make is the yeast dough and my favorites are probably cinnamon rolls, at least those I have made the oftest. I have experiences making the yeast dough since my teenage years already (yes, I have always liked to bake) but back then it always did not turn out the best (rolls getting kind of hard quickly afterwards) until I found the secret: you have to use half water -half milk or water mixed with milk/cream powder for the fluid. There are many recipes for the yeast dough with small variations, my favorite one is this one (and it is fine for both sweet and salty pies):
1/2 dl milk powder
1/2 l water
50 g yeast
2 dl sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 egg
1 tablespoon cardamom
1 kg (15 dl) wheat flour
200g butter

As said I oftest make the cinnamon rolls ("Kaneelirullid"). Today I made them with farin sugar (plus cinnamon, of course) that gives them caramel taste. Märt added some pearl sugar on them as well for decoration;)
For the first time I also tried to bake "Moscow Pies" ("Moskva saiad") (this is how we call them here but they are also called "Cream Pies" or "Vienna Pies") that include vanilla cream. They turned out alright for the first time, I just have to give more taste to the cream next time.
On the photo below there are also some meat pies that taste the best when they are still warm and with bouillon.