Category Archives: icelandic

Laufabrauð – Icelandic leaf bread

This decorative fried bread is a staple in Icelandic homes at Christmas, with families gathering together for the day they prepare it. This recipe was adapted from a few I found online, here and here and a video recipe here. … Continue reading

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Jólakaka – Icelandic Yule cake

This traditional Icelandic Christmas cake is super simple to make, and a thick slice (or two) is just perfect smeared with butter or jam and served with a steaming hot cup of tea. Makes 1 medium loaf cake Preparation: 10 … Continue reading

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Hjónabandssæla – Icelandic Happy Marriage cake

This is one treat that I always make sure to get a slice of when I travel to Iceland, and on my last trip I picked up a couple of jars of homemade rhubarb jam so I can make my … Continue reading

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Vatnsdeigsbollur – Icelandic cream puffs

I am currently more than just a little bit Iceland obsessed. Going there has been at the top of my bucket list for as long as I can remember, then last summer I finally went, and fell head over heels … Continue reading

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