Cultural background

I am Milena Hristova. I was born in Bulgaria, the city of Varna, the third largest city in the country. It is located on the Black Sea coast. I live in Finland for almost 4 years. I am married and I have two children.

I started studying for a cooking in Sataedu because I worked as a kitchen worker and a pastry maker in my country for nearly 10 years. I love to prepare meals and desserts, so I decided not to change my profession and try to learn the food tastes of Finnish customers. It is not easy for me to admit, because in my country we do not prepare basic dishes with a sweet taste. In my food week, I prepared according to my recipe. I tried to offer recipes that Finnish people would like and taste. There are recipes that are close to my home cooking, but re-shaped for the taste of Finnish customers.

Culinary Information

For the Meatloaf:

  • 1kg beef-pork ground meat
  • 1 dl of breadcrumbs
  • 1,5 dl water
  • 1,5dl cream
  • 100 g onions, minced 3 raw eggs
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 65g of grated cheese


  • 5 cooked eggs
  • 3 Carrots, sliced, cooked pickled cucumbers

Brown sauce:

  • 75 g butter
  • 2,5tbsp flour
  • 1 l water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of white pepper
  • 1,5 teaspoons of meat broth
  • 1 tbsp beef fondue



Step 1 Combine water and cream then add breadcrumbs. Let it rest for10 minutes.

Step 2 In a large bowl combine ground meat, breadcrumbs-water-cream mixture, onions, raw eggs, salt, mustard, black pepper, paprika and mix well.

Step 3 Divide meat in half. Shape one half of the meat into the bottom half of the loaf and place in prepared pan. Place the fillings. Shape remaining half of meat as the top half of the loaf, sealing the edges.

Step 4 Bake at 180 ° C for about 40 minutes. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Brown sauce:

Step 1 Melt the butter in a saucepan; add flour and sauté over medium heat until golden.

Step 2 Stir in the water and beef fondue and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by almost half.