Estonia has been occupied by Russia off and on for the last century. Germany even took control of it during World War Two for a time. Estonia has been officially free since 1991, and they have established a parliamentary republic. They were actually the first country to use online political voting.
The capital of Estonia is Tallinn. It's the oldest capital in norther Europe, and it was put on a map by an Arab cartographer in 1154. He called it Kaleweny. It still has the same streets as it did in medieval times. It is also home of the Christmas tree. People would dance around the tree and then burn it as a Christmas tradition. This practice dates back to 1441, beating the French tradition by 80 years. (In Germany people did decorate trees prior to this time during the winter, but they were not specifically in celebration of Christmas.)
Estonia has more spas per capita than any other country. They have over 40 spas and 1.3 million people. They also love their saunas. They have mobile saunas you can take with you on vacation, floating saunas, and saunas in buses. That's a lot of steaming.
Ahjus küpsetatud kohupiimasaiad literally means oven baked cheese bread. The type of bread called for in the recipe is called sai, or white bread. The Estonian word for bread refers to rye bread, not all types of bread. My cheese covered sai was delicious. You can also make it with cottage cheese instead of ricotta.
Ahjus küpsetatud kohupiimasaiad
1/3 cup ricotta cheese
1 egg yolk
1 tsp sour cream
a few drops vanilla extract
2 tsp sugar
2 slices of bread
Whisk together the cheese, egg, sugar, sour cream, and vanilla. Spread it onto the bread. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.