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Tippaleivät fried cookies for May Day in Finland

finlandThough May 1st, “May Day” goes by pretty much unnoticed in the US, it is a major holiday in Europe, akin to Labor Day. Throughout Northern Europe, along with being a national holiday, it is celebrated as the arrival of Spring, complete with festivals, maypoles and an abundance of tasty foods. In Finland, May Day (called “Vappu” in Finnish) is celebrated with Tippaleivät, which are similar to mini funnel cakes. These simple treats are a perfect light and fluffy (fried!) treat for Spring. Unleash your inner Scandinavian and try making some.

May day celebration in with Finnish  tippaleivät (fried cookies) and sima (sparkling Finnish mead) by kahvikisu

May day celebration in with Finnish tippaleivät and sima (sparkling Finnish mead) by kahvikisu

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