[Sca-cooks] Skyr as desert was Viking-challenge?
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Mon Dec 12 13:43:30 PST 2011
Aelina Vesterlundr commented:
<<< Yummmmm! Skyr. There is a pretty descent Skyr in California by the
brand Siggi's. It is based Siggi's Icelandic Grandmothers recipe. It
does have agave as a sweetner but the plain flavor is pretty darn
close to the Icelandic skyr.
That is another idea. In Iceland skyr is served plain with raw sugar,
cream, and fresh fruit as condiments. I lived on it and craved skyr.is
( pronounced skyr-poon-ter-ees) while pregnant. Skyr is naturally low
fat and unless sugar is added low sugar. >>>
I found some Skyr at my local grocery (HEB) recently, and decided to
try it after all the discussion about it we've had on this list. It
may have been this brand, but I'm not sure. I remember that the "Skyr"
label was made with a font that looked like logs.
I would have to say that it is an acquired taste, at least without
adding sugar or some sweetener. I finally had to add some "brown-sugar
Splenda" to it, to finish it off. It is interesting to note your
mention that in Iceland it is served with raw sugar. I didn't know
that, but chose the Splenda in desperation.
For more on skyr, I think I have some of our previous discussion in
this Florilegium file:
fd-Iceland-msg (84K) 9/ 7/08 Food of medieval Iceland. Recipes.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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