It‘s Berry Season! Recipe for Icelandic Blueberry Skyr Cake
| María Reynisdóttir
Berry-picking in the countryside is a popular past-time amongst Icelanders in late summer. Many of our farmers have good berry-picking grounds and we hear that there is outlook for a very good berry harvest this year (the season being August-mid-September).
Why not join the locals in picking some delicious wild blueberries or crowberries during a late-summer holiday with Hey Iceland?
Alternatively, try this easy recipe for a popular cake in Iceland – blueberry skyr cake – at home. There is something simply irresistable about the combination of blueberries and the traditional Icelandic dairy product, skyr (similar to strained yogurt) – enjoy!
Blueberry skyr cake
250g plain skyr, 250g vanilla skyr (or use a thick yogurt such as greek yogurt as an alternative to skyr), 500ml whipping cream, ½ packet cinnamon biscuits (for example LU Bastogne biscuits, or Digestive biscuits), 50g butter, ½ jar blueberry jam, 1 box blueberries (approx 250g).
• Crunch the biscuits, melt the butter and mix together
• Put into a round 24cm cake tin
• Whip the cream
• Mix the skyr carefully together with the cream
• Put the cream and skyr mix onto the biscuit mix in the tin
• Smooth the jam onto the cream and skyr mix and add the berries on top
• Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving