Eshiakulo Secondary School pupils had an opportunity to taste traditional estonian food – kama. What is kama? Kama is a traditional Estonian finely milled flour mixture. The kama is a mixture of roasted barley, rye, oat and pea flour. The oat flour can be completely replaced by wheat flour.
Historically kama was a non-perishable, easy to carry food that could be quickly fashioned into a stomach-filling snack by rolling it into butter. Kama didn’t require baking, as it was already roasted.
“Kama flour” is healthy and natural product made of Estonian crops. A meal from kama flour will provide you with a healthier diet option. Kama flour is a product rich in fibres and minerals and a valuable source of B group vitamins. Use kama flour with fermented milk products, it will double the healthy impact.
Nowadays kama is used for making some desserts. It is mostly enjoyed for breakfast mixed with milk, buttermilk or kefir as mush. It is frequently sweetened with sugar and berries.
Traditional Estonian dishes are conspicuous for the simplicity of their preparation. Just take kama, mix it with milk or buttermilk and eat it! Simple as that!
It has been a long tradition to organize a cafe in Rakvere Basic School on Valentine’s Day. The preparations for this event start much earlier and it is always carried out by our 8-graders.
With the help of our technology teacher the appropriate recipes in English are chosen and in English lessons they are translated as well as the units of volume are transformed. This is followed by practical testing which results in picking out the most suitable recipes to be offered in the cafe.
Poster are made to advertise the event.
The day before Valentine’s the cookery class is busy and schoolhouse smells good. Students also calculate the prices, and make recipe booklets to enable the others to try out their favourites at home, too.
During breaks the cafe is open for everybody and both teachers and students buy and enjoy the pastry.In the cafe it is also possible to have photos with friends taken and listen to good music.
The students learn a lot about the basic principles of how to run a cafe and all the rest enjoy a cheerful event.
In October 2014, a big biscuit cake was prepared for the 105th anniversary of the school. The cake was made by all the calsses represented in school. The sweet master from each class made alternately their own part of big cake. Biscuits and sweet curd cheese cream were used in the preparation of the cake. The teachers also had their own part on preparing the cake. The honorable task of the decorating remaind for the ninth grade, who gave the cake with berries and various decorations anniversary worthy look. Each child got a delocious piece of the birthday cake at the dining recess. Preparation of this cake merged the school family, offered a joy of together making and tasty moments, which will remind this party for a long time.