On Saturday the 21st of October, Proper Piirakka will be selling their handmade treats for £2 at our shop on Curtain road. Piirakka are traditional Finish pasties made with rice, wheat and rye. Traditional fillings include potato, carrot and rice, however Aapo Nieminen, the baker behind these pasties, creates his signature smashed egg butter topping.
Proper Piirakka began when Aapo moved to London from Finland and missed his beloved Piirakka (also known as Karelian). Having previously asked family and friends to bring them on their visits, he decided to make some himself and quickly a love of baking began. Aapo now graces London markets with his delicious Piirakka. With a company tag line of ‘Rice, Rye and a whole lot of love,’ it really does seem like the best way to celebrate one hundred years of independence.
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