Latvian Sklandrausis

Latvijas sklandrauski

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

  1. Mix Flours and Salt:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the rye flour, all-purpose flour, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Add Butter:
    • Add the cold, diced butter to the flour mixture.
  3. Form Crumbs:
    • Using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add Water:
    • Gradually add cold water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing until the dough comes together.
  5. 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

  1. Grate Vegetables:
    • While the dough is resting, grate the peeled carrots and potatoes.
  2. 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

  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Roll Out the Dough:
    • On a floured surface, roll out the rested dough to about 3mm thickness.
  3. Cut Out Circles:
    • Using a round cutter or a glass, cut out circles from the dough.
  4. Fill the Circles:
    • Place a spoonful of the filling mixture in the center of each dough circle.
  5. 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

  1. Place on Baking Sheet:
    • Place the assembled Sklandrausis on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the filling is cooked through.
  3. Cool:
    • Allow the Sklandrausis to cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.

Step 5: Serving

  • Serve:
    • 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!