Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton

Baked apples

I received a postcard from Finland today.

I had requested in my profile that If you can't find a postcard to send me (or even if you can but want to send something different!), write me on a piece of cardboard from a cereal box, packet of biscuits, or something like that! :), and the sender followed that suggestion by cutting out a piece of a box for vanilla sauce.

She also wrote that it's the best season now in Finland to enjoy vanilla sauce with "oven-made apples (uuniomena FIN, ugnsäpple SWE)".

I wasn't quite sure whether I had deciphered those words correctly, so I googled them to be sure. Interestingly enough, it seemed that pretty much all hits for "ugnsäpple" were on .fi domains; I wonder whether the dish is not common in Sweden or whether it's merely the Finland-Swedish term for it and that the Swedes in Sweden call it something else?

It seems to be pretty much what I know as "Bratäpfel" here in Germany, but then, I don't know of a typical English word for it (LEO suggests "baked apple; roast apple") so it's possible that it's not a dish typically eaten in England, so that might be the case in Sweden, too.

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