Recipes from Finland: Perunarieska (Finnish Flatbread)

Recipes from Finland

Perunarieska (Finnish Flatbread)

Country: Finland
Course: Bread
Makes: 8 to 12 pieces


  • 2 cups mashed potato, cooled
  • 3 tbsp melted butter, cooled
  • 1-2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cup to 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder. In a separate bowl, beat the egg with the salt, sugar and melted butter. Add the mashed potato and mix thoroughly.
  2. Now gradually add the four to the potato mixture until you get a dough. Cover and let stand for 15 or 20 minutes.
  3. Separate the dough into 8 to 12 equal-sized pieces. Dust your hands with flour and place the dough pieces on a well-floured surface. Flatten with the palm of your hand to a thickness of about a quarter inch. Poke in a few places with a fork, then transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden (an egg wash will help you get a nice color, though it was not specified in the recipe). Serve warm.