The pastry is a basic potato pastry used in everyday Finnish cooking. It's been a favourite of mine for a long time, I started making it to satisfy my craving for "Lihaperunapiirakka", a traditional meat-potato pasty. Growing up my Dad would bring them home from Finnish bakeries that he would stop in while he was in Toronto or travelling more northern areas of Ontario like Sault Ste. Marie. I will take whatever meat and vegetables I have on hand and have even stuffed it with sweet, like apples with cinnamon, cardamom and sugar. I also use it to make small, individual pastries, freeze them and pull a few out for a quick weeknight dinner. This stuffing is a blend of kale, ground pork, veggies, fresh herbs and feta cheese.
The potato pastry recipe is adapted from The Finnish Cookbook by Beatrice Ojakangas.
cooked, mashed potatoes (you can use leftovers!)