Restaurant Sjávargrillið’s posh skyr dessert

Sjávargrillið is a hip seafood restaurant in Reykjavik centre. Here’s the recipe for their ever popular skyr dessert.

Skyr is a staple in Icelandic diet. Technically, it’s cheese, though it’s eaten more like yoghurt. Traditionally enjoyed with cream and bilberries, though today just about every flavourings is available in the supermarket. Even liquorice!

Skyr is a popular ingredient in desserts in Iceland. Here’s a recipe from popular restaurant Sjálvargrillið in Reykjavik centre. It's not complicated though it takes some work. But it's guaranteed to wow at your next dinner party.

Whey cheese mousse

  • 100 ml milk
  • 20 gr sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1,5 gelatine sheet
  • 100 gr whey cheese
  • 250 ml whipped cream
  • Few drops lemon juice

Mix milk and sugar in a pot and heat it slowly together. Soak the gelatine in cold water until it softens, then mix it in with the sweetened milk.

Whisk the egg yolk in a bowl over a steaming pot of water until it gets a bit fluffy and thickens up.

Mix the whey cheese in with the warm milk and mix it together. Add the egg yolk to the mix and cool it down.

When it’s cold, stir in the whipped cream, taste, and refine the flavour with a few drops of lemon juice.

Oat crackers

  • 100 gr oats
  • 100 gr brown sugar
  • 100 gr wheat flour
  • 100 gr butter

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, preferably using your hands. Spread it out on a large baking sheet and bake it in a 160° oven for 30 minutes

Salted caramel

  • 100 gr sugar
  • 40 ml water
  • 80 ml cream
  • 20 gr butter
  • Sprinkle of sea salt

Put sugar and water together in a pan, melt the sugar until it becomes golden. Add the butter and cream and reduce it for 10 minutes. Add sea salt to taste

Whipped skyr

  • 200 gr unsweetened and non flavoured skyr
  • 40 gr powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 30 ml cream

Whip all the ingredients thoroughly together with a mixer

All the ingredients are assembled beautifully on plates and served.


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