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!
We prepared blueberry muffins with kamaand cottage cheese. Kama is Estonian traditional food. We eat it with yoghurt, sour milk and with some other dairies.
150 ml sugar
200 ml flour
100 ml oil
100 grams cottage cheese
5 tablespoons kama powder
You have to mix all the ingredients except the blueberries. Then pour the dough into muffin forms and add some blueberries. Then put muffins into oven (200 degrees celsius) and bake them until they are golden brown (~20 minutes). Enjoy!
This video was made some years ago at our school – Rapla Vesiroosi Gymnasium. It is still valid, because people in Estonia still like kama powder as a source of our national cooking line as well as barley and buttermilk. You can see some of our students making karask,eggbutter, potato saladand other Estonian traditional foodsin the cookery class.
The recipes are in the video.