Estonian Independence Day “Goodie Bag”

Estonian Pancake Recipe

Though not a traditional dish, pancakes are a common dish in modern Estonia. They can be found in cafes server either sweet or savory! Try this fantastic recipe for Estonian pancakes:

IU student, Quentin Swaryczewski, suggests the following toppings for a more complex savory Estonian pancake:

  • ham, cheese, mushrooms
  • chicken, cheese, and pineapple
  • beef, onion, and cheese
  • bacon and cheese
  • vegetarian: cheese and garlic / tomatoes, feta cheese, pesto sauce

You can try whatever fun combinations you can think of on top of the pancake. Fold it in half or in thirds (like an omelet), and drizzle it with cream cheese (this is optional).

For the sweet dessert Estonian pancake, fold the pancake in half and then in half once more so that the pancake is now a triangle. Add toppings on top of the pancake, such as vanilla ice cream, caramel, chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, fruits, jams, and so on.

Visit Eesti Loodusmuuseum from home using 3D reality

Visit the link below to walk your way through the Estonian Museum of Natural History’s Virtual Collection. The exhibits use 3D technology that allows you to navigate through the museum on your computer. If you have a Virtual Reality headset, you can also experience the museum in VR. Exhibits include audio to listen to descriptions. Additionally, you may be able to read the signs from your computer, especially if you speak Estonian!

English link:

Estonian link:

Published by Baltic and Finnish Studies Association at Indiana University

BaFSA’s goal is to promote Baltic and Finnish culture to the IU and Bloomington community through social activities and academic events. BaFSA aims to support and promote scholarly inquiry into Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian society, history, culture, and languages.

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