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#8 Finnish-German: Baking munkki!


For our eights meeting we had a super finnish and special idea: BAKING MUNKKIS ON OUR OWN! We went to Paula’s place with her other eoto-Partner from Poland, Krystian. I prepared the dough before, so it could grow in my way in the bus (because of the yeast) – for recipe scroll down. When I arrived at Paula’s nice home in Janka we cut out the donut forms in her kitchen.

Cutting out munkkis with glasses and cups
Cutting out munkkis with glasses and cups

For this we took cups and shot glasses to form nice round munkkis. We also formed some small balls out of the rest of the dough.

Meanwhile we repeated some Finnish:
jauhot – flour – Mehl
taikina – dough – Teig
leipoa – to bake – backen
laittaa ruokaa – to cook – kochen
syödä – to eat – essen
juoda – to drink – trinken

me teimme munkkeja – we bake munkkis
myöhemmin me söimme munkkeja – later we eat munkkis
me joimme teetä – we drink tea

Frying Munkkis in the pot with oil
Frying Munkkis in the pot with oil

Then the munkkis were ready! And they were soo yummy! Thanks guys!

Munkki selfie with krystian and paula

IMG-20151125-WA0006The exchange with Paula and Krystian is very good for me because I can repeat small things I learned in Finnish all the time and both of them profit from the German talking together.

You want the recipe for the munkkis?

Download here: Finnish Munkki Receipe.
You need:

  • 2 packages of dried active yeast (15g)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 50 g warm butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup marble syrup (or honey)
  • 2 teaspoon cardamom (spices which makes the black points in munkki)
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups of flour (1 cup = 140g, 6 cups = 840g)
  • ½ liter oil (depends on your pot or pan)
  • 50g of sugar
  • 1 egg for the glaze and sugar