Monday, September 27, 2010

Estonian Egg Coffee - Recipe of the Week

As I was going through some boxes I happened to stumble across an Estonian cookbook. Not really such a random occurrence as I'm half Estonian on my mother's side. Being me I decided that it only seemed right to share some of these fantastic recipes with you fine people. These are not family recipes mind you, those I'll take to the grave. If they ever get shared with me that is...

So here is the first, ripped from the pages (not literally) of Eesti Kokaraamat (The Estonian Cookbook, original right?).

Estonian Egg Coffee

This is traditionally served at Easter Breakfast.

5 eggs
1 cup cream
7 tablespoons chicory
Enough rye flour to make a stiff dough

Whip the eggs. Add the cream, ground chicory and enough Rye flour to make a stiff dough. Stretch the dough into a large strand and cut in bean size pieces. Place them on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375° until crisp. Grind and store in tightly sealed container.

To Serve:
using 1 tablespoon per serving cup, place the egg coffee in a pot and pour hot water over it. Bring to boil and serve hot.

It's worth noting that I have never tried this before and I hate coffee. But I'll admit it has me intrigued enough that I plan on trying it.


  1. Wow, TS, this is really cool. Thanks!

    No way am I making it though, blek.

  2. Wow! That's nothing like an egg cream.

  3. Cotton, aren't you curious about the taste?

  4. Maybe when the 'instant' version comes out. Or you could just mail me some of your ground-up-egg-dough-beans for Christmas. Hey! Your next giveaway...

  5. It's at times like this that I am glad I don't drink coffee so I don't have to try any of these ehtnic dishes. Didn't your people make a nice Oysters Rockafella that you coul mail to me?

  6. Kal, They're are actually a lot of good recipes. There are some really disgusting ones too... but I wanted to start off with something that sounded unusual. There shall be some sweet noms to come.

  7. This might actually be tasty...might have to try it for Christmas. Only three months, dammit!

  8. Let me know how it turns out. If you like it, I might like it....based on the fact that you actually hate coffee, and so do I, anyway. ;)

  9. Seriously? Am I the only one that just threw up a little bit of bile after reading this?
    No slight to my Estonian brothers and sisters intended...


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