Plums are an essential fruit for Christmas in Finland. The Finnish plum cake is made with yogurt instead of eggs.
I love prunes. I love them so much that I snack on them, and I used to buy them a lot in Japan. By the way, what is the difference between plums and prunes?
When I looked it up, I found out that plums refer to fresh fruits and prunes refer to dried fruits. In Finland, there are many families that plant plum trees, though not apples. Plums are also readily available in the markets.
Plum is Christmas Fruit
Indeed, plum jam is the major jam that is placed in the middle of Joultorttu-Christmas tarts.
This plum cake also has a very Christmassy flavor with lots of spices. If you sprinkle powdered sugar on it, it becomes more Christmas-like. By the way, this recipe doesn’t use eggs, but I was still very satisfied with how fluffy it turned out.
Plum Cake – Finnish Christmas Cake with Yoghurt – Egg-free
- butter 175 g
- plum jam 150 g
- Greek yogurt 125 g
- bread flour 250 g
- white sugar 150 g
- cinnamon 1 tsp
- cardamom 1 tsp
- clove 1 tsp
- ginger 1 tsp
- baking soda 2 tsp
- Electronic scales
- Measuring spoon
- silicone spatula
- 2L Cake mold
- Use a hard yogurt, such as Greek yogurt or Turkish yogurt.
- For the plum jam, use a hard type such as marmalade.
- All Finnish flours are bread flour, strong flour.Flour in FinlandMany different types of flour are sold in the markets. Which flour should I use? Which is the strongest flour? What about light flour?
- Preheat the oven to 175°C.
- Grease a baking pan with butter and lightly dust with flour.
- Melt the butter.
- Mix all the powders together.
- Add the plum jam and yogurt to the melted butter and mix well.
- Add the flour mixture and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into a baking pan.
- Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a bamboo skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Here is a recipe for a Finnish Christmas dish.Traditional Christmas Recipes from FinlandA collection of traditional Finnish Christmas recipes. From casseroles, ham, and salmon to Christmas cake, gingerbread, and Christmas tarts!
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