Also up here, close to the Arctic circle, we have our own version of French Finnish toast. As it is known, the origin of French toasts is very old, dating back to the fourth/fifth centuries C.E. This dessert exists because of the rule “never throw anything”. Here in Finland there is a very common sweet bread called pulla, that in its simplest version looks like a loaf. Its structure is a little bit similar to Italian pandoro or panettone (but less leavened). Usually it is seasoned with cardamon and it is eaten during coffee breaks. Of course, pullas get dry very fast and, instead of throwing them away, they are reinvented into Köyhät ritarit that literally means “poor knights”.



[col1]Preparation time: 5 min [/col1]
[col2]Cooking time: 5 min [/col2]
[col3]Total time: 10 min [/col3]




  • Sliced pulla (or pandoro)
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Whipped cream
  • Vanilla sugar
  • Marmalade or your jams


  • Dip the slices of pulla in milk
  • In a frying pan, melt the butter
  • Add the pulla in the pan and cook it from both sides until crispy
  • Whip the cream with a hint of vanilla sugar in it
  • Serve the French Finnish toasts with whipped cream and your favorite jams


Thais FK

Italian photographer, recipe developer and content creator, Thais came to Finland by chance, but stayed for love. Through photography she tells stories about traveling, eating, cooking and living sustainably, in order to discover new cultures and not to forget her origins. Thais FK's portfolio:

February 26, 2015