A fruity, creamy summer recipe

January 10 | 2021

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Currently, a bowl full of deep red, sweet strawberries ripens in the garden every day. What could be more obvious than conjuring up a creamy Skyr-Strawberry-Sponge Cake (Skyr-Jarðarber-Terta) out of it? For the sponge cake base I used a recipe from my grandmother. The cream is a mixture of fresh fruits, skyr and cream. Simply ideal for the hot days of summer.

Ingredients for cake

  • 3 eggs separated
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 25 g potatoe flour
  • 75 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Ingredients filling

  • 250 g strawberry-flavored skyr
  • 300 ml of cream
  • 1 pk. Cream stiffener
  • 1 pk. vanilla sugar
  • 3 tbsp strawberry jam
  • 750 g strawberries
  • 1 tbsp sugar
Skyr-strawberry-sponge-cake with fresh  strawberries
Skyr-strawberry-sponge-cake with fresh garden strawberries is a true summer dream.

Preparation sponge cake

Beat the egg whites and 25 g of sugar to form snow. Stir the egg yolks with 75 g sugar and a tablespoon of water until the sugar has melted. Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Carefully add the flour, potato flour and baking powder and work in while stirring slowly.

Pour the dough into a greased springform pan ∅26 cm, dusted with flour, and insert cold.

Bake on the 3rd from the bottom for about 15 minutes at 200 ° C. The sponge cake should be lightly browned but not too dark. Let the cake cool down after baking.

Preparation strawberry-skyr-cream filling

Skyr and fresh strawberries are the secret of this cake
Skyr and fresh strawberries are the secret of this cake

Wash the strawberries. Halve the nicer fruits. Cut the rest of the fruit into rustic slices and add sugar. Beat the cream with the cream stabilizer and vanilla sugar until stiff. Then mix in the skyr and jam.

Halve the caken
Halve the cake
Top with cut strawberries
Top with cut strawberries
Spread a third of the cream on top
Spread a third of the cream on top

Halve the cooled cake. Spread the sugared strawberries on the lower half and then half of the skyr strawberry cream on top. Place the second half on top and spread the rest of the skyr and strawberry cream on top. Decorate the cake with the remaining strawberry halves and this creamy summer recipe is ready.

With fresh strawberries an incomparable pleasure
With fresh strawberries an incomparable pleasure

The fruity, creamy skyr and strawberry cake tastes best when it is chilled for another 1-2 hours.

Iceland tip

Iceland and Skyr belong together like Munich and Oktoberfest. But Iceland and strawberries (Jarðarber ♪ )? Over the past few years, some farms such as Jarðaberjalands (strawberry land) in Reykholt or Garðyrkjustöðin Silfurtúni in Flúðir have specialized in cultivation. The whole thing only works in greenhouses, which are operated inexpensively and climate-neutrally with geothermal energy or hot springs.


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