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Runebergin torttu

Plural: Runebergin tortut / Runebergin torttuja

Language: Finnish

Description: These may vary but are cakes traditionally made on 5th February each year to celebrate the birthday of JL Runeberg, the national poet of Finland. They are usually small sponge cakes, fairy cakes (US: cupcakes), decorated in different ways, often with raspberry jam (US: jelly). Laura Palotie has written a wonderful and full account of how these cakes are made - just click on the link below.

Pronounced: ROO-nay-nayr-gheen TOHRT-too
Ethnicity: Finnish
Most frequent country: Finland

See places: Finnish food and cuisine

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