I've been making these for the past couple of days. They are called Karjalan Piirakkat, they are Finnish Karelian Potato Pies and are oh so delicious! I managed to find a gluten free recipe and I can't believe how much they taste like the original. The different flours were a bit annoying to find but it was well worth the effort. Normally a rice mixture is put into it like in the linked recipe but I prefer to put in potato mash, that's how my mother's family has always made it, I think it's more Karelian or something? I also didn't bother glazing it, there's really no need and I cooked it for 25 minutes so it's more brown on top.
Then this morning I made Pannukakku (Finnish Oven Pancake)! It's a bit like a pancake you make in the oven but it's not very solid, it has a bit of a custardy texture to it. I substituted the flour for plain gluten free flour and put in rice milk rather than regular milk. My pannukakku didn't come out as nice as it should. It was a bit too soft, I think there was too much butter in the recipe. When I make it again I'll halve the butter (dairy free) and maybe put in a touch more flour. I topped mine off with Finnish style Strawberry Jam. It's very syrupy in texture but oh so delicious! Took me about 2 and a half hours to make though. Can't wait to try it on regular pancakes too.
I still intend to make some Gingerbread cookies and Cinnamon Rolls (finnish style). In case you're wondering why all the Finnish food, my mom is from there and I adore the food. Piirakka isn't a Christmas food but we always make it for Christmas. It's a little time consuming to make so we only have it once or twice a year. And the pannukakku, it's a regular dish, you can make it sweet or savoury with toppings and can be had any time you want a light snack. And I'm making everything gluten and dairy free because I have Crohn's Disease and doing this type of diet helps with the symptoms.