Finnish Swede casserole
In Finnish cuisine, there are many variations of casserole dishes, or what is called laatikko: carrot, potato, sweet potato, beetroot, or swede/lanttu, mostly served during Christmas time.
In this article, we will introduce you another laatikko/casserole-dish: lanttulaatikko, one of the most loved traditional Christmas dishes from Finland. Made from mashed swede/rutabaga, it is slightly sweet and spiced with ginger, nutmeg, white pepper, and cinnamon, and usually served with other casseroles at the Christmas table as a side dish.
3-4 Swede medium size (about 1kg)
1 dl cream of your choice, regular or plant-based
½ dl syrup of your choice, light or dark
½ tsp ginger powder
¼ tsp nutmeg powder
½ tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp salt
Pinch of white pepper (optional)