I don’t know the english translation for  these and all my foreign friends (living in Finland) call these munkki too, so I’m not even going to try to translate the name. These are traditional baked goods we do on 1st of May, and my mom came to our house to do these with our son. These are definitely not low-carb but so good and delicious! And you always eat one too much…


MUNKKI (about 15 smallish munkkis)

2,5 dl milk

25 g fresh yeast

1 teaspoon salt

1 dl sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar

2 teaspoon cardamom

1 egg

75 g butter

500 g flour

canola oil


  1. Warm up the milk and dissolve the yeast into it
  2. Add sugars, salt, cardamom and egg, and mix
  3. Add about half of the flour and mix
  4. Add melted butter and mix
  5. Add rest of the flour and mix
  6. Let the dough sit on a warm place (cover the dough with a cloth) until the dough has doubled in size
  7. Bake into doughnut shape and let them rise for about 30 min in a warm place (again cover with a cloth)
  8. Heat the canola oil (be careful with the hot oil!) in a pan and stir fry the doughnuts into golden brown on both sides
  9. Put the doughnuts on a paper to suck up the excess of oil
  10. Roll the doughnuts in a sugar (or put sugar in a paper bag, add the doughnut and shake well) and let cool down