Category: Snacks

Rye bread on a white plate

Garlic Bread (Ķiploku grauzdiņi)

Latvian garlic bread is not your regular white bread smeared with garlic herb butter and eaten as entree before pizza. Latvian garlic bread is made from rye bread (rupjmaize) and...

pickled-cucumber

Pickled cucumbers

I once wrote that Latvians would pickle, marinate or otherwise preserve anything that grows (or breathes). While summer is in full bloom and gardens and markets full of fresh produce,...

yeast pancakes

Yeast pancakes

Yeast pancakes with mixed berry jam and sour cream used to be (and probably still are) dessert staple in Latvian schools. They are more time consuming to make, but the...

beef turnovers latvian food recipe

Beef turnovers

Beef turnovers (buljona pīrādziņi, literally “broth pies”) are distant cousins of popular bacon pies (pīrāgi); they are more delicate and slightly more time consuming. Nevertheless, they are worth the effort...