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anakalia Oct 27, 2009 04:22 PM

My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Helsinki, where we ate a restaurant that served what they called "turnip bread."
It wasn't really what I would consider "bread" - rather, it seemd like a really thick, starchy custard that might have been cooked in an iron pan or something, and it was buttery and had some slight charring on the top... does anyone know how I can recreate this at home? It would be great to find a way to use up turnips.
I tried to search online, but only found recipes alluding to the middle ages, which I thought was a bad omen... :)

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    vanillagrrl Oct 27, 2009 04:30 PM

    I don't know but it reminds me of Parsnip Cake (none of the delicious charred custard you describe so tantalizingly), which I should make again -- I loved it. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

    1. goodhealthgourmet Oct 27, 2009 04:50 PM

      my guess is that it was Lanttulaatikko - a Finnish Turnip Casserole. if you Google it you'll turn up plenty of recipes.

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        kizil Oct 27, 2009 04:53 PM

        that sounds good -- and it's turnip season!

        Could it be something like this? (Lanttulaatikko)
        http://www.bigoven.com/84838-Finnish-Turnip-Casserole-(Lanttulaatikko)-recipe.html

        or this? (Jalasjarven nauris bread
        )http://www.flickr.com/photos/22217537...

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          anakalia Oct 29, 2009 04:52 PM

          Thanks for the help! Yes, it looks like it was probably a fancy version of the Lanttulaatikko. Great, I'll try a recipe for it -- and use up some of the cheap turnips I see everywhere -- and let you all know for sure.

          And vanillagirl, that parsnip cake is also going in my "to-bake" list.
          Thanks!

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