Gluten free cookie cakes
These gluten-free cookie cakes are inspired by Estonian Cookie Cakes. They are quite different because I couldn’t find a suitable gluten-free butter cookie alternative. But there still is lots of sour cream in this. I now love sour cream.
Oh Estonia, what have you done to me?
I obviously have had sour cream before I came across this recipe. But I only had it as a dip for wings and chips or with loaded potato skins. I liked it. But I didn’t realise how much I like it because I thought I just liked junk food and associated it with that.
So then came this recipe. And as usual I ended up using the ingredients I bought in other things before I got around to making this. Basically, I kept eating the cookies before getting around to making a cookie cake. So then I had sour cream that I had to use up and no cookies to go with it.
I added sour cream to lots of things. Like tinned mackerel and tomato rice – which these days I often add a packet of frozen raw prawns to about six minutes before it’s done. Which is really good. But with the sour cream – it was so so good.
I made a quick “icecream” mixing some sour cream, frozen bananas, strawberries, raspberries, lemon juice with water, sugar and vanilla. It’s yummy. I made it several times.
I started adding sour cream to everything. And do you know what I discovered? You know how they say “Everything is better with butter”? It’s pretty much true. Well, everything is even betterer with sour cream.
Estonia!!! What have you done to me?!?
Not about adding sour cream to everything. That’s true. And has to stop.
But I’m definitely kidding about being upset about it.
I love sour cream! Thank you Estonia.
Estonian Cookie Cake (Küpsisetort)
I think this is a traditional Estonian treat made for children on their return to school. I’m almost certain I read that somewhere but I haven’t kept note of where – sorry. So maybe it’s true?
Anyway a true Küpsisetort is made with rectangular butter cookies, dipped in coffee or milk, sandwiched together with slightly sweetened sour cream, and maybe some sliced fruit between the layers too. Then it’s finished off with a chocolate glaze and topped with more fresh fruit.
Here’s some recipes for the real thing:
What I made –
So as usual once I started making the thing I didn’t consult the original recipe again. And, like always, I ended up straying further from the original than I intended.
And the result?
I love this. It contains all the stuff that I love, so how could I not?
I haven’t been to Estonia yet. Is it on the Green List? It is. But it imposes restrictions on travellers from countries with an infection rate above 16. So you would have to restrict your movement for a bit.
What’s there to see and do?
- Things to see and do in Estonia – looks like a good mix of old and modern stuff.
- 64 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Estonia
- More complete list of things to see and do
Ooh, can Ireland do this too?
Could we also declare access to housing a human right while we’re at it? (I’ve no idea about the housing situation or rights in Estonian. But in Ireland we need access to affordable good quality housing to be recognised as a basic human right. And we need it – like 10 years ago at this stage.)
Estonia also makes it easy for you to start a business there
- How to start to a company in Estonia
- 9 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Company With Estonian e-Residency
It all sounds wonderful.
But until I go there it’s going to remain fixed in my mind as – Estonia, that delicious land of sour cream.
Back to the recipe
You’ll need ramekins to make these. I’m not sure it would be easy to cut so I’m advising making them individually. You could easily make one single dessert portion of this. But I’m going to give the quantities to make eight of them. Because there are 8 cookies in these packs of cookies.
One last thing – when you’re dipping the biscuits in the coffee be sure to only quickly and lightly dip them. Don’t soak them as the cookies will turn to mush very easily. And they taste better if they retain their cookieness.