This is so Finnish and probably one of the dishes that really remains in my mind from my childhood. Allspice is very popular in Finland; its taste is a combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper. You can use ordinary cream instead of the sour cream here. You can also use store-bought jam.–Tessa Kiros
LC Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Note
We’ve often found that a mood can be made dramatically less pouty merely with the presence of meatballs. Learning to discern this is sorta like learning to predict the weather forecast. You know, cloudy with a chance of meatballs.
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- 35 M
- 1 H, 20 M
- Serves 4 to 6
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Recipe Testers Reviews
As I have celiac disease, I obviously didn’t use regular white bread, but substituted white gluten-free bread, which worked just as well. I also substituted white rice flour for all-purpose flour. The recipe specifies ground allspice, but I like to toast whole allspice and grind it for a fresher, more intoxicating flavor. Of course, that is not necessary, but is my personal preference.
These meatballs are nothing really unusual at all, but are very tasty with the creamy sauce. We do not have lingonberries here, and at the time I did not have lingonberry preserves, so I used cranberry jam. Red currant would also work nicely. The slightly sweet yet savory meatballs contrasted nicely wit the tart jam. Perhaps next time I will add a touch of freshly-grated nutmeg as well. To sum up — a simple and basic — yet delicious — meatball recipe that deserves to be enjoyed again and again.