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Rjómaterta III: Púðursykurmarengs - Cream cake III: Brown sugar meringue

This is a simple and impressive fancy cake – if you can avoid breaking the meringue! If it does break, no matter: simply crush the meringue and layer it in dessert bowls or glasses with the cream, or toss it with whipped cream, fresh fruit and chocolate bits to make a smashed Pavlova. 4 egg whites 400 ml brown sugar Optional: 1 cup cornflakes and ½ tsp baking powder For the filling: Whipping cream Chocolate bits, chocolate-covered raisins, salted peanuts (all optional) Whip together the sugar and egg whites (and baking powder if using cornflakes) until sugar is melted and mixture is stiff. If using, fold in cornflakes. Smooth into two greased round baking tins, or put into an icing bag and squeeze onto a cookie sheet covered with baking paper in a circular shape (good idea to make a guide on the paper beforehand with a pencil and a plate). Bake at 150°C for 1 hour. Cool. To make a simple but tempting cream cake, put whipped cream between the layers a day before serving

Cold bread casserole

Have I mentioned the Icelandic taste for bread dishes? Here is one more: This casserole, decorated with cucumber and red bell pepper. Sweet mustard White (French) bread 4 hard-boiled eggs 1 small can crushed pineapple, minus the juice 15-18 slices of ham, julienned or cut into small squares 1 small Camembert cheese, cut into small cubes 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1 leek, pale part only, finely chopped (you can also use chives or spring onions) 1 tsp Season-All (or to taste) Garnish, to be prepared shortly before serving: Red bell pepper, finely chopped Green bell pepper, finely chopped Arctic shrimp, cooked Smear a thin layer of mustard inside the casserole dish. Remove the crusts from the bread, tear the bread into small pieces and line the casserole dish with it. Mix together the remaining ingredients, except the bell peppers and shrimp. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish just before serving, or if you garnish right away, make sure the shrimp and bell p

Rjómaterta II: Guðdómlegt Gums - Cream cake II

Once upon a time I promised to publish more recipes for fancy cream cakes, and here is one that’s a favourite with both young and old. The name, Guðdómlegt gums means Heavenly Mess . 4 egg whites 200 g sugar Whip together until the sugar is mostly melted. 1/2 cup salted peanuts 1/2 cup chopped dates 100 g dark chocolate chips 1/2 tsp baking powder Fold carefully into the egg-sugar mixture. Bake in 2 round baking tins with detachable bottoms, at 150°C for 1 hour. Cool. Whip 1/2 litre of cream until stiff. Fold in some quartered strawberries, 1 mashed banana, a handful of salted peanuts and a handful of chocolate-covered raisins. Put between the 2 layers. Decorate with whipped cream, strawberries, salted peanuts and chocolate-covered raisins. The other recipe

Flatbread III: Potato bread - Kartöfluflatbrauð

Here is a third flatbread recipe. 500 g potatoes, cooked, peeled and cooled 250 g rye flour (or more, if needed) The amount of rye flour depends on how much moisture there is in the potatoes. Start with the given amount and add more if necessary. Mash the potatoes until smooth, or process in a food processor (take care not to over-process, or they may turn gummy). Knead the rye flour into the potatoes until you have a stiff, dense dough. Whole wheat flour may be mixed in with the rye flour. Roll out the dough into thin, round cakes. Dry-fry the cakes on a griddle or electric hotplate until browned with small burnt-looking spots. Links to the other recipes: Most commonly used recipe Luxury recipe