The most traditional Christmas finnish sweet is the "Joulutorttu", aka Christmas tart.
It's an essential piece of the Xmas menu, along with the ham and the cassaroles.
I adore the joulutorttu because it's made with soft pastry and on top there's delicious plum jam. I love them so much that I make those tarts for every occasion (Easter, midsummer etc.), I just change the jam XD
- ready made all-butter puff pastry
- plum jam
- 1 egg
- icing sugar (optional)
Roll the pastry out until it's about 0,5 cm thick. Cut it into squares about 10 x 10 cm size.
Make 2-3 cm cuts in the middle of each corner.
Fold the edges towards the center of the tart and press down gently to hold them together.
Beat the egg in a bowl with fork until yolk and white are well mixed and brush it over the pastries.
Drop some jam in middle of the tarts.
Bake in 225°C pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes or until they get a nice golden color.
Sprinkle sugar on top if you like.