Baking Turku is a new stream series for fans of food and Finland

“Baking Turku” – New Live Stream Series for Fans of Finland and Food

The University of Turku launches a series of live streams called “Baking Turku”, in which current university students talk about life in Finland as an international student with all its peculiarities. Whether you are only thinking of studying in Finland, already a current or future student, or just a food enthusiast, you will have something to savour in these streams! 

Do you want to get to know Finnish cuisine a bit more than just Karelian pasties and cinnamon buns? Is personal experience of moving to Finland, studying at the University of Turku, and living in a student town interesting to you? Do you have any questions you would want to ask current students live out of a formal QA session?  With the new project of the University of Turku called “Baking Turku” you will be able to grab a bit of everything. 

What does Finland taste like? 

Famous Finnish desserts and their names in Finnish.

You likely know something about Finland, even if you have not ever been there. It is dark and cold, everyone is an introvert, loves heavy metal, drinks pots of coffee, eats weird ice creams, and plays hockey, and the cuisine only has cinnamon buns (korvapuustit), salmon soup (lohikeitto), and potato casserole (perunalaatikko). However, is all of that true? 

Life in Finland, just as cuisine, is much more diverse that one can think at first glance. There are peculiarities and hidden jems in Finnish nature, student culture, practicalities, cuisine, and many other things. To reveal all these peculiarities, international students of the University of Turku have created a new project, where you will learn what overalls, approt, speksit, sitsit, and every man’s right are. 

Join Baking Turku streams to learn from studies and food!

“Baking Turku” is a series of live streams, in which international student ambassadors will be baking a Finnish dish or a dish embedding Finnish traditions and talk about their life and studying in Turku. There are going to be four episodes – one per season – and every live stream will have a separate recipe and main topic. All live streams will be held on YouTube with an open live chat, so you will have an opportunity to ask the students any questions that you have. 

Here is the schedule: 

Interested? Great! Then save the date in your calendar and set a YouTube notification for the stream not to miss it! The next episode will be streamed on June 4, 2023 at 13:00 (GMT+3).

Past episodes:

Episode 1 – Studying | Potato roll buns with carrot jam

Here is the first episode of the live stream series “Baking Turku”. In this stream, international UTUambassadors are baking potato roll buns and talking about their studying experience at the university.

If you want to cook along with them, here is the list of ingredients (for 12-15 buns):


  • 40 ml water
  • 300 g mashed potato
  • 30 g sugar
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 6.5 g dry yeast
  • 270 g whole wheat flour
  • 2 g (½ tsp) ground cardamom
  • 1.5 g (¼ tsp) salt
  • 180 g jam

Carrot jam

  • 400 g boiled and blended carrots
  • 125 g mashed potato
  • 150 g jam sugar
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 2 g cardamom

Episode 2 – Culture | Tippaleipä

This is the second episode of the live stream series “Baking Turku”. In this video, international UTUambassadors are making tippaleipä (Finnish funnel cake) and chatting how different student culture is in Finland compare to what they had before.

If you want to cook along with them, here is the list of ingredients (for around 15 funnel cakes):

  • 3 eggs
  • 15 g sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 150 ml milk
  • 160 g flour
  • frying oil
  • powdered sugar
  • chocolate (optional)
  • chopped nuts (optional)

Episode 3 – Moving | Piispanmunkki

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