A Baking Break: Eating Reykjavik

You guys know that I only miss a post for very good reason. A couple of weeks ago it was because I was almost quite literally dying of pneumonia (true story!) This week, it was because I went off on an adventure to Reykjavik, Iceland.

I know which one I prefer!

I went with a friend on a girly getaway together (well, it wasn't actually that girly, but it WAS epic) to see Stokkur geyser, Gullfoss the golden waterfall, Thingvellir national park, the Northern Lights and more.

...And, of course, to eat lots of Icelandic cake.

Skyr dessert with blueberries and crumble

This looks like yogurt, but is in fact skyr. Even though it has the same consistency and a similar taste, skyr is in fact technically a cheese because of the way it's made. It's lot fat and high in protein, and very very delicious. Skyr is only really found in Iceland and in other Nordic countries if you look hard enough, but I really hope one day this healthy, tasty food finds its way to the UK.

Skyr is touted as a health food, but often comes served with bundles of cream and sugar (in my opinion, the best way!)

Skyr cake
The above is skyr cake, which is pretty similar to cheesecake. It was soft and light, and drizzled with rhubarb syrup (rhubarb being another common foodstuff in Iceland).

kanil cake

This one is kanil (cinnamon) cake, and is made up of 11 layers of super soft, super fluffy cinnamon sponge, fresh cream and chocolate icing on top. I had some Icelandic moss tea to go with it, it was perfect.

Of course, I ate more than just sweets! Head on over to my general food blog Where I Like to Eat to see all of the traditional Icelandic food we tried, and where.

Bye-bye Reykjavik, I'll visit you again one day. Yes I am waving goodbye. No I am not giving the camera attitude.


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