Muffin Failure and Lentil Soup

Finland’s national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg was born on 5.2. and that day has been named Runeberg’s day. All Finns eat Runeberg’s tortes that are muffins with ground almonds and raspberry jam. I had a plan to make them and post the recipe here, but something went wrong. Runeberg’s torte should look like this, but mine looked like this

I don’t think anyone would be interested in recipe, so I won’t post it here. Maybe I’ll have better luck next year. I also made lentil soup, with much better success. You can add couple of garlic cloves if you feel like.

Lentil Soup

1 onion
2 tbsp oil
500 g crushed tomatoes
1 l water
2 dl red lentils
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
0,5-1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
0,5 tsp lovage

Peel and chop the onion. Heat the oil in a soup pot and sauté the onion until its soft and translucent. Add tomatoes and water and bring to boil. Add rest of the ingredients and slowly boil 15-20 minutes. Enjoy with fresh bread.