The Wild Lake (Slovenian name is Divje jezero) is a karst siphon lake located near Idrija, Slovenia (proteous. Around the lake in cold and shady niches, more than 150 different ferns and seed plants, of which many are typically found in the Alps. If you’re ever in the vicinity, this is a place worth to stop by even if it’s just a short break on the road.). It’s one of my favourite places and has a special place in my heart. The lake is close to where one set of my grandparents came from, and as a teen I often cycled to the lake and back when I stayed there. The lake is protected as a natural monument. It’s located between the rocky walls, and is also partially hidden from the road. The tall trees surrounding the lake are reflected in the water, and give the lake its specific blue colour. Additionally, it’s also known for its flora and fauna. In the lake you can find the brown traut, and in the caves bellow the water numerous underground animals, including the famous
My sister handed me down this super easy and delicious recipe she found online. The original post can be found at A Tasty Love Story blog by Josephine Malene. But be careful, that’s a blog about addictive recipes. Also,her recipes have a nordic twist, and originally, this cake is called Icelandic Skyr & Blueberry Cake. If you’re wondering, I haven’t heard of Skyr before either. Luckily, Josephine explained in her blog that Skyr is Icelandic version of a low-fat and high protein Greek yoghurt, and is increasingly popular in Danmark as a symbol of health and lean diet. As such, Skyr can be easily replaced with Greek yoghurt, which is most likely easier to get, wherever you are.
Before rebloging the recipe, I just wanted to comment that being fairly unexperienced in the kitchen and often failing recipes in the first go, this turned out great. Appart for some uneven edges smudged by the cake pan (as seen on this picture) it was looking good. It’s also easy and quick, as it requires no baking. I made mine in the evening after I put the baby to sleep, and my kitchen was clean in no time. I’m definitely doing this again soon.
Icelandic Skyr & Blueberry Cake
Serves 8-10 persons
10 whole grain butter biscuits (e.g. digestive)
50-70 g butter/coconut oil
1 Tbsp coconut sugar
500 g skyr or Greek yoghurt (2 cups)
250 ml heavy cream (1 cup)
50 g sugar/honey or sweetener of your choice
1/2 tsp ground vanilla
3 sheets of gelatine
4 Tbsp blueberry jam
100 g fresh blueberries
Coarsely crush the biscuits. Mis them with sugar and melted butter/oil. Use a 22 cm (8 inch) spring-form cake pan. Fasten a piece of parchment paper between the ring and then bottom of the spring form. Use your hands to firmly press the crust out in the pan until it covers the whole bottom. Place it in the freezer.
Start by soaking gelatine in cold water. In a bowl combine skyr, sugar, vanilla and mix it well together. Remove the gelatine from the water and transfer into a little pot on low heat and stir until dissolved, let it rest until slightly cooled. Mix the lukewarm gelatine with a little of the skyr and afterwards mix it into all of the skyr in the bowl – this little extra step with make sure that the gelatine does not shock and make small jelly clumps.
Whip the heavy cream in to a light and fluffy foam and gently fold it into the skyr mix. Remove the crust from the freezer and pour the skyr cream on top of it, gently smoothing out the surface. Now place it in the fridge for at least 4 hours until completely chilled and set.
Before serving remove the cake from the form and transfer onto a serving plate. Gently spread our the blueberry jam on the surface of the cake and decorate with the fresh blueberries.
Once again, thanks to Josephine Malene for posting this on her blog and teaching me a new easy and delicious summer cake recipe.