While these flaky Finnish pastries are most often baked for Christmas, joulutorttu are great for breakfast or brunch any time of the year! To make these treats, just follow our simple instructions for an easy pastry dough and top them with your favorite jam!
I grew up just a few hours drive from the Finnish border. When I was a child, probably seven or eight years old, my parents would often go to a ski resort there and take me with them. Not interested in skiing, instead I would spend a few days outside enjoying the snow. And every so often when it would get too cold, I would retreat to the cafe to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and one of their delicious local pastries.
Although I no longer live close to Finland, I can still experience the same cozy feeling thanks to this recipe for Finnish Christmas pastries – joulutorttu. Traditionally, this type of pastry is baked with prune jam and comes in a few different forms. This time around, I decided to use raspberry jam and make the pastries into the shape of a pinwheel.
If you are using store-bought puff pastry you can make this recipe in 30 minutes. I had enough time to make my own puff pastry so I borrowed a trusted dough recipe from Brittney. The most important part is to not let the butter melt. To achieve this, you can chill the dough in the fridge between steps.Print