Rupjmaize is a dark bread made from rye
Rye is a grass grown extensively as a grain and as a forage crop. It is a member of the wheat tribe and is closely related to barley and wheat. Rye grain is used for flour, rye bread, rye beer, some whiskeys, some vodkas, and animal fodder...

 and is considered to be the staple
Staple food
A staple food is one that is eaten regularly and in such quantities that it constitutes a dominant portion of a diet, and that supplies a high proportion of energy and nutrient needs. Most people live on a diet based on one or more staples...

 of the Latvian diet.

It is used to make Rupjmaizes kartojums
Rupjmaizes kartojums
Rupjmaizes kartojums is a traditional Latvian dessert based on the country's famous traditional dark rye bread. Rupjmaizes kartojums is similar in appearance and construction to the trifle of the British Isles, and is often called Sweet Rye Trifle, or Latvian Ambrosia among English speakers...

, a traditional Latvian dessert.
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