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Our Court Would Love to Speak to You!

The 2020 Festival Court is available to speak to your lodge or service organization. This is an excellent opportunity for you to support these young women as they practice communication skills, and puts you directly in touch with the future of your local Scandinavian future! Please use the form below to schedule a date.

Click here to learn more about each member of this year's 2020 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court. And we look forward to seeing you on June 19, 20, and 21, 2020 at this year's Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival!


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PO Box 34
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: Loran - 503-325-6136


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Pirjo of the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter offers us this tasty recipe for Luumupiirakka / Plum Kuchen. You might want to serve it with whipped cream to be really decadent. If you have a favorite Nordic recipe and are willing to share, please message us.

Fresh Fruit Kuchen / Piirakka

This versatile summer fruit-topped cake/piirakka can be made with apricots, plums, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, pears, nectarines or a combination thereof.

• Have all ingredients at room temperature, 68 to 70 degrees F (20-21 degrees C).
• Position rack in the lower third of the oven.
• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (178 degrees C).
• Grease and flour a 9x2 inch round pan.

1. Whisk together thoroughly :
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• ⅛ teaspoon salt

2. In a large bowl, beat on medium to high speed until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes :
• 8 tablespoons (one stick) unsalted butter
• ¾ cup sugar
Beat into the sugar mixture, one at a time, just until blended :
• 2 large eggs

3. Stir the sugar mixture into the flour mixture just until incorporated.

4. Scrape the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Scatter on top :
• 2 cups sliced peeled peaches or unpeeled nectarines (2 large)
• Instead of peaches or nectarines, I use 3 cups of unpeeled fresh Italian Prune Plums. Slice the plums in half. Press into the dough.

5. Combine and sprinkle over the fruit :
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
• Cardamom might be good too.
• Optional: Chopped pecans or other nuts.

6. Bake until the topping is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake (avoiding the fruit) comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.

7. Let cool to room temperature before serving.

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Pirjo of the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter offers us this tasty recipe for Luumupiirakka / Plum Kuchen. You might want to serve it with whipped cream to be really decadent. If you have a favorite Nordic recipe and are willing to share, please message us. 

Fresh Fruit Kuchen / Piirakka 
 
This versatile summer fruit-topped cake/piirakka can be made with apricots, plums, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, pears, nectarines or a combination thereof. 

• Have all ingredients at room temperature, 68 to 70 degrees F (20-21 degrees C).
• Position rack in the lower third of the oven.
• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (178 degrees C).
• Grease and flour a 9x2 inch round pan.

1.  Whisk together thoroughly : 
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• ⅛ teaspoon salt

2.  In a large bowl, beat on medium to high speed until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes : 
• 8 tablespoons (one stick) unsalted butter
• ¾ cup sugar
Beat into the sugar mixture, one at a time, just until blended : 
• 2 large eggs

3.  Stir the sugar mixture into the flour mixture just until incorporated.   

4.  Scrape the batter into the pan and spread evenly.  Scatter on top : 
• 2 cups sliced peeled peaches or unpeeled nectarines (2 large) 
• Instead of peaches or nectarines, I use 3 cups of unpeeled fresh Italian Prune Plums.  Slice the plums in half.  Press into the dough.

5.  Combine and sprinkle over the fruit : 
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
• Cardamom might be good too.
• Optional:  Chopped pecans or other nuts.

6.  Bake until the topping is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake (avoiding the fruit) comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. 

7.  Let cool to room temperature before serving. 
 
From Joy of Cooking

Comment on Facebook Pirjo of the ...

I tried it and it turned out delicious. Four people ate the whole Kuchen in one setting.

I recently got 9 pounds of plums from my neighbor. I made a plum cake, but I will make kuchen for sure!

Yummy

Yum!!!!

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Love your mask, Loran! Sorry, I missed the meeting.

We will be out mid October, I thought it was finished? Lol, and my phone actually wanted to autocorrect it to Finnish 😂

Princess Committee Chair Leila Collier was busy today making Finnish Pulla. She graciously shares the recipe that she got from her mother and has refined over time to get the results she wants. Please message us photos and recipes of Nordic treats that you like to make at home and we'll share with our followers. Baking and cooking at home seem to be everyone's new hobby or maybe it's just the change in weather. ... See MoreSee Less

Princess Committee Chair Leila Collier was busy today making Finnish Pulla. She graciously shares the recipe that she got from her mother and has refined over time to get the results she wants. Please message us photos and recipes of Nordic treats that you like to make at home and well share with our followers. Baking and cooking at home seem to be everyones new hobby or maybe its just the change in weather.Image attachment

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Kathy Owen Lyndsey Owen Klusman

Diana Strain !!

Grandma Kampy served us warm Pulla and coffee when we were 5 or 6, one of my favorite memories.

My grandma’s recipes uses a glaze of coffee,sugar butter then sprinkle sugar. Seeps into the creases of the braid. Yummy!😊

My absolute favorite with coffeein the morning

Oh wow the memories that just came back seeing this .henna lammie would give us one and you could smell them being made all the way from her house down to are,s

My recipe is from The Daily Astorian, circa 1966!

Looks so good!

I seen it! We will have to try! 🤔

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This is a tasty treat that the locals love!

LAKSLODA LUNCHEON "TO GO" AT SUOMI HALL
THURSDAY OCTOBER 15

The Finnish Brotherhood Auxiliary is serving laksloda "to go" on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Lunch will be ready for pickup from 11:30 to 1:30 behind the historic Suomi Hall in Uniontown (244 West Marine Drive in Astoria). We regret we can't serve people in the hall this year due to COVID guidelines.

The luncheon features the traditional salmon/potato casserole (laksloda), beets, beans, rye bread, rieska and apple crisp. Cost for the meal is $15/person. Preorder your "to go" meal by calling 503-440-9002 before October 12 and pick it up between 11:30-1:30 on October 15. Drive behind the hall and we will have serving people bringing meals out to your car. (Correct change is appreciated)

This traditional fall meal uses local harvest from our community. Proceeds go towards maintenance of the hall and supporting Finnish culture.
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This is a tasty treat that the locals love! 

LAKSLODA LUNCHEON TO GO AT SUOMI HALL 
THURSDAY OCTOBER 15

The Finnish Brotherhood Auxiliary is serving laksloda to go on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Lunch will be ready for pickup from 11:30 to 1:30 behind the historic Suomi Hall in Uniontown (244 West Marine Drive in Astoria). We regret we cant serve people in the hall this year due to COVID guidelines. 

The luncheon features the traditional salmon/potato casserole (laksloda), beets, beans, rye bread, rieska and apple crisp. Cost for the meal is $15/person.  Preorder your to go meal by calling 503-440-9002 before October 12 and pick it up between 11:30-1:30 on October 15. Drive behind the hall and we will have serving people bringing meals out to your car. (Correct change is appreciated)

This traditional fall meal uses local harvest from our community. Proceeds go towards maintenance of the hall and supporting Finnish culture.Image attachment

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Mmmmm

BJ Black

I will call. Jørgen and I will be celebrateing 57 years in USA on Oct. 15.🇺🇸🇳🇴🇩🇰🇮🇸🇫🇮🇸🇪

In Tacoma we have the Norwegian Hall called Norman's Even though I am Irish I like Lingonberry Jam and Swedish meatballs, My half Swedish wife says the only thing . more stubborn than the Irish are Norwegians. Haha only kidding.

Is there a picnic area where we can eat?

Yum!

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