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Recently, French Guy made a video about Karelian, a Finnish rye pastry: http://youtu.be/MzOtBft2vRY Watch the video and Subscribe!
First, make a rice pudding: half cup of rice and a litre of almond milk; a bit of sugar and salt. I also added vanilla and almond extract for a bit of extra flavour.
While the rice is cooking, prepare the dough. Two cups of rye flour, one cup of all-purpose flour, a bit of salt and a cup of water. So simple! Work the ingredients into a dough, roll flat (half centimeter thickness). Cut out circles, and roll out extra thin.
Then, place a bit of rice pudding in the middle of the pastry. Fold in two of the sides and begin pinching the sides. It should cause the pastry to form an oval shape.
Place the pastry on parchment and bake at 500F until golden brown (~10 minutes). When it's done, remove from the oven and brush with vegan-butter spread.
French Guy added a twist by adding fruit and seeds. I liked it! I thought, "what else can I do?" So I made a savoury karelian pastry: sauteed oninon and chopped pecan. Such flavour!