Certainly! Sklandrausis is a traditional Latvian sweet pie that has a distinctive taste due to its unique combination of ingredients. Here’s a step-by-step recipe for making Sklandrausis:
- For the Dough:
- 200g rye flour
- 50g all-purpose flour
- 50g butter (cold and diced)
- 1 tbsp sugar
- A pinch of salt
- 5-6 tbsp water (cold)
- For the Filling:
- 200g carrots (peeled and grated)
- 200g potatoes (peeled and grated)
- 50g sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp caraway seeds
- A pinch of salt
Step 1: Preparing the Dough
- Mix Flours and Salt:
- In a mixing bowl, combine the rye flour, all-purpose flour, and a pinch of salt.
- Add Butter:
- Add the cold, diced butter to the flour mixture.
- Form Crumbs:
- Using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add Water:
- Gradually add cold water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing until the dough comes together.
- Rest the Dough:
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Step 2: Preparing the Filling
- Grate Vegetables:
- While the dough is resting, grate the peeled carrots and potatoes.
- Mix Filling Ingredients:
- In a bowl, mix the grated carrots, grated potatoes, sugar, honey, caraway seeds, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
Step 3: Assembling the Sklandrausis
- Preheat Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
- Roll Out the Dough:
- On a floured surface, roll out the rested dough to about 3mm thickness.
- Cut Out Circles:
- Using a round cutter or a glass, cut out circles from the dough.
- Fill the Circles:
- Place a spoonful of the filling mixture in the center of each dough circle.
- Shape the Edges:
- Pinch the edges of the dough to form a small ridge around the filling, leaving the filling exposed in the center.
Step 4: Baking
- Place on Baking Sheet:
- Place the assembled Sklandrausis on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the filling is cooked through.
- Allow the Sklandrausis to cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.
Step 5: Serving
- Serve the Sklandrausis warm or at room temperature. They can be enjoyed as a dessert or a sweet snack.
Enjoy your homemade traditional Latvian Sklandrausis!