Kalittoa, or Karelian pastries, are traditional pastries from Karelian area of Finland and Russia.
Originally, they were made from rye crust but later started to use wheat together with rye. The most popular fillings were millet, buckwheat, potato, barley and rice.
They can be made in different shapes – round, oval or 4, 5, 6 or 7 angles. The sides are usually turned up or pinched.
In my family we always made them round and as filling was used mashed potato. They were often made on Sundays and were a real treat!