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Title: Rönttönen  
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Language: English
Subject: Finnish cuisine
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Type Pie
Place of origin Finland
Region or state Kainuu
Main ingredients Barley or rye dough, mashed potatoes, berries (usually lingonberry)

A Rönttönen is a traditional sweet Finnish delicacy from Kainuu.

A small (about the size of the palm of a hand) open faced pie consisting of a crust made of barley or rye dough, filled with a sweetened mashed potato and berry (most often Lingonberry) filling.[1]

Typically, it is served as an accompaniment to a coffee.

The Kainuun rönttönen has PGI protection under the EU.[2]


  1. ^ 'Rönttönen sai EU:n nimisuojan'(In Finnish) Helsingin Sanomat, 4.Nov.2008
  2. ^ Kainuun rönttönen Profile European Commission

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