Latvian Eats Blog

Lazy cabbage rolls or cabbage and meat stew on a white plate

Lazy Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls – what’s not to love? But what do you do when it is Monday night, no Latvian deli in sight, and no energy to cook? Needless to say,...

Biezpiens

Biezpiens (Cottage Cheese)

Biezpiens (also known as cottage cheese, curds, quark and farmer’s cheese) is a staple in Latvian kitchen. Mixed with sour cream, dill, parsley, cucumber or radish on rye bread, it...

lauku torte

Lauku Torte

When you look at a recipe that requires a dozen eggs as a minimum, you know you have hit Latvian cooking gold. The name has it all – lauku torte...

Latvian Christmas decoration - puzurs

Ziemassvētki (Christmas)

Celebration of Christmas in Latvia is rich in tradition with a sprinkling of superstition. Although now Christmas has been tamed down to a quiet family celebration, it used to be...

baked cheese sandwiches by latvianeats.com

Baked cheese toasties

My mum is not much of a cook (and she knows it), and this is the only recipe I ever learned from her. I remember her making these baked cheese...

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....

Stuffed peppers

Stuffed peppers

In Latvia stuffed peppers are usually made with green Hungarian paprika. Paprika hits the market stalls in late summer, and pretty much every household will have stuffed peppers on the...

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...

Latvian meatloaf (fake hare)

False hare and cucumber salad

Commonly known in Latvia as “Viltotais zaķis” (literally False hare, also known as Falscher Hase), and everywhere else in the world as a meatloaf, it is a dish that shows...