Latvia Recipes

  • Coconut Macaroons

    NOTE: I doubled this recipe. 2 eggs whites2/3 cup sugar2 Tablespoons flour1 teaspoon vanilla1 1/2 cups shredded coconut Beat egg white until they stand in stiff peaks. Add sugar gradually,…

  • Cold Soup

    A summer favorite in Latvia is cold soup. It is fast and easy, with just a little planning ahead. No one here likes to eat anything heavy when it is…

  • American Apple Pie

    Crust:2 cups flour1 cup butter or margarine1 egg1 teaspoon vinegar4-6 tablespoons cold water Crumble flour and butter until the butter is even distributed. Mix egg, water and vinegar together, stir…

  • Latvian Piragi

    For Dough: makes about 25 piragi4 cups plain flour (I like to use organic unbleached)half a tsp. cardamon seeds crushed1 tsp salt30g compressed yeast2 tsp white sugarone and a quarter…

  • Potato Pancakes

    These are a favorite of my husband’s. They are a lot like hashbrowns. 8 medium size potatoes, peeled and (6 grated, 2 either very finely grated or put through a…

  • Lace Cookies

    2/3 cup melted butter or margarine1 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal (I used more oatmeal)1 1/2 cups brown sugar (or white if you don’t have brown)2 Tablespoons flour1 egg1/2 teaspoon vanilla…

  • Candy Cane Cookies

    1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup powdered sugar1 eggAlmond Essence-a few drops1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 1/2 cups  flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Mix well…