Sometimes…Finns can be romantic and sentimental.

February 5th is one of these sweet occasions with Runeberg’s Day cosiensining with their official flag day (I loooove flag, btw).  It is to celebrate the life and works of Finnish poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg, lyricist to the Finnish national anthem. 

So how do the Finns celebrate? By eating a Runeberg’s cake. The Runebergintorttuja are soaked with Amoretto and were made by Runenberg’s wife every year for his birthday. Awww.
I had the opportunity to try a Runebergstårta  while visiting Finland (the second picture). And so when Feburary 5th came around, I decided to attempt to make one for Sunday family lunch (first picture) I didn’t have the mold, but I thought I did a pretty good job…the taste well, next year will be better 🙂 

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