Elaine VitikainenHelsinki, FI
Hi! I'm a visual practitioner based in Helsinki. I love to draw, eat and travel!
Recipes By Elaine Vitikainen
This Red Beans recipe brings back lots of fond memories of my father who loved this recipe. Although, as a child growing up in the Philippines, it was such a task to separate the Malunggay (Moringa) leaves from its stems. It just took a long time! But I surely enjoy the combination of Red Beans and Langka (Jackfruit), especially with some splash of Patis (Fish sauce). I present this recipe in memory of my father. He must be smiling in heaven as I created this recipe!
Many people find these ice-cream flavours strange. But in the Philippines, the Ube (purple yam) and Macapuno (mutant coconut) ice-cream are the most common ice-cream. Serving ice-cream inside a young coconut is a great way to enjoy it. The soft, jelly like meat of the young coconut is a refreshing addition to the taste.
This is a cake to celebrate the Mikael Agricola Day every 9th of April. Mikael Agricola is the Father of the Finnish written language. He wrote the first Finnish book in 1543. Before that, there was no written Finnish language. This recipe is an 80 centimetres wide illustration.
These light, moist small French cakes called Financier are just excellent. Traditionally, these cakes were baked using a rectangular pan which was shaped like a bar of gold and so it was called Financier. But it was also said that its name came from being popular in the financial district of Paris.
I created this recipe during a work assignment in the province of Cambodia some years ago. During that time, butter was a rare treat and so I had to substitute it with vegetable oil. But all the same, these are delicious. All I need is a quick 10 minutes preparation!