Kurzeme Sklandrauši

  • Preparation Time
    1 hours
  • Cooking Time
    30 min
  • Servings

Kurzemnieku Sklandrauši is Sklandrausis, great fortune, fencing. Sklandrouš for the people of Kurzeme, salt the Livs. A circle of unleavened rye flour dough with raised edges, which is stuffed with mashed potatoes and boiled carrots, covered with sour cream and sugar. Orange, round like the sun, so it fits so well in the annual festivals, especially in autumn and winter, but historical sources contain information that it is also baked for the Easter table. At the solstice meal, the sklandraus symbolizes solar energy. 



    From 15 to 20 sklandraušus can be made from these products.

    Solis 1

    Prepare the dough. 600 g of rye flour mixed with 60 g of butter, warm 150 g of water and a little salt. Mix everything thoroughly.

    Solis 2

    Prepare the base. Roll out the finished dough to a thickness of about 1,5 to 2,5 mm. Squeeze or cut out round bases 10-15 cm in diameter. The edges of the base of the dough are 1,5-2 cm upwards. Place the bases on the baking sheet. (The edges should be substantial and firmly up.)

    Solis 3

    Prepare the potato filling. Boil 1 kg of potatoes and form a homogeneous mass, to which a little salt is added while kneading; 150 g butter; 2 eggs and a little cumin.

    Solis 4

    Prepare the carrot filling. Boil 1,5 g of carrots and blend into a homogeneous mass, to which salt and sugar are added, kneading, to taste; 200 g of sour cream; 2 eggs.

    Solis 5

    Preheat the oven to 220 ° C.

    Solis 6

    At the base cover the mass of potatoes, on top - the mass of carrots. The filling proportions are 1: 1 by weight of potatoes and carrots.

    Solis 7

    Bake the prepared sklandrauš for 15-30 minutes until the base of the dough is dry.

    Solis 8

    Spread the finished sklandraušē with sour cream, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.


    Enjoy your meal!

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