Category: Cakes

Latvian hazelnut meringue chocolate cake

Hazelnut meringue chocolate cake

Latvia is having a birthday next week, and I cannot think of many other occasions that could warrant making a lavish cake with delicate hazelnut meringue and rich chocolate cream....

Latvian poppy seed bun recipe

Poppy seed scrolls

Latvians love their pastries (smalkmaizītes). They come in all shapes and sizes, from braided buns with raisins and sugar glaze to custard filled nests to soft jam or nut filled...

rye bread

Rye Bread

Rye bread (rupjmaize, rudzu maize) always has been a staple of Latvian diet. Traditionally, Latvians ate whatever was available during the season – cereals, legumes and root vegetables, meat and...

Sklandrausis - traditional latvian vegetable tarts

Sklandrausis

Sklandrausis is one of the most traditional and most unique Latvian dishes. It was the first Latvian dish that was granted “Traditional Speciality Guaranteed” status by the European Commission, listing...

Latvian cheesecake (biezpienmaize)

Biezpienmaize, literally cottage cheese bread, is my favourite cake in the world. My fondest cake memories are from the high school, when my friends and I would enjoy breaks between...

Plum cake

Plum cake

This is a quick and easy cake that everyone will love – it is light and moist and perfect with a cup of tea. This is a spin-off of an...