Desserts / Treats

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I love desserts, absolutely adore them although only the healthy ones of course as I would never eat the 'butter-white flour-white sugar-icing sugar' versions of cakes, cookies and what have you. The main ingredients (all organic) in my baking are: nuts and nut butters (mainly peanut-, almond- or cashew butter), tahini (sesame paste), coconut oil, rapeseed oil, agave nectar, maple syrup, raw cane sugar, dates, raisins, baby food / apple sauce, spelt flour, barley flour and so the list goes on. Perhaps not the most obvious ingredients but they are widely available in health food stores and you can also find them in the health food section of your larger supermarket. I am very keen on raw cakes although I bake many of my cakes as well, it depends on my mood, the occasion and the time I have available. I also love raw ice creams because they don't use any cream, eggs, butter or anything that might clog veins.

The fat is often limited in my baking (for example I might use one tablespoon coconut oil and a whole jar of baby food instead of using 200 grams of butter. The downside of using lesser fat is that the baking won't always keep for long although you can freeze most of what you make and use it later. Also the cookies tend to require a bit more fat to become crunchy. It's just not fun biting into a soft cookie which is supposed to be crunchy! So wherever I can save 1000 calories and a 100 grams of fat, I do. If the fat is absolutely required, I will use more. My husband is very happy with this policy because it means he can eat a lot more of everything (because it has fewer calories and lesser fat than traditional baking!).


Biscottis are perfect for dipping in espressos!

Biscotti with Pistachio Nuts

There is something lovely about pistachios in biscottis.

I love the orange aroma that fills the kitchen when these are in the oven

Biscotti with Pistachio Nuts and Orange Zest

The orange aroma that fills the kitchen when making these is wonderful. I sometimes make these biscottis just to fill the kitchen with that lovely orange scent.

Lovely and blue, just for you

Blueberry and Banana Ice Cream

Yum..I absolutely love this ice cream. When I first made it I made a large batch and put the leftover into the freezer and then completely forgot about it.

A super healthy ice cream, absolutely packed with antioxidants

Blueberry and Chocolate Ice Cream

Blueberries and chocolate are a fairly unusual combination, at least in an ice cream.

One of my all time favourite muffins, I absolutely love them

Blueberry and Pecan Muffins

Blueberries and pecans are a match made in heaven (or any other nice place). They are totally meant to be together, especially in muffins.

One of my most favourite cakes in the whole world

Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheese cakes are often mistaken for healthy cakes although they are most often far worse than mine.

A gorgeous ice cream cake, packed with antioxodants

Blueberry Ice Cream Cake

I often make treats from blueberries in the autumn since the only berries we get in Iceland are blueberries and bilberries (and redcurrants).

Very Icelandic and often made out of leftover porridge and fresh blueberries in

Blueberry Patties

Every mum and granny (and some dads and granddads) know how to make patties made out of leftover porridge or rice pudding. They are called "lummur" in Icelandic.

Lovely cookies, perfect, fresh out of the oven with a glass of milk (or soy milk

Brazil Nut and Carob Chip Cookies

These are absolutely lovely. They are not too sweet and not too rich, just perfect with a glass of ice cold soy milk (or regular milk if you prefer).

A great start to your day

Breakfast Muffins

This recipe is inspired by a similar recipe in Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess (if you don't own a copy I recommend buying one, it's a pure joy to read).

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Carrot and Banana Loaf

I love the combination of pecan nuts, carrots and bananas.

The perfect Sunday scones

Carrot and Banana Scones

I love scones. They are easy to make, low in fat and are excellent when popped into the toaster. That means I can take them with me to work and enjoy almost fresh scones.

My very first cake

Carrot Cake (My Very First Cake)

This is the very, very first cake that I baked. I am ashamed to say that I was 24 years old.

A super healthy carrot cake, packed with protein and fibre

Carrot Cake with Almond and Coconut Frosting

This is quite an unusual cake but I love it, especially since I never, ever eat the frosting you would find on "normal" cakes but this one is creamy and looks very much like the real thing, only a

My husbands gets so ridiculously happy when I make these

Carrot Cake with Quark and Date Frosting

This is one of my husband's favourite cakes. He gets soooo happy when I make it, he almost jumps with joy. This is a low fat carrot cake with a low fat frosting.

A delightful ice cream which will not clog any arteries!

Cashew and Banana Ice Cream

How often can you eat ice cream without worrying about clogging your veins?

A delicious little ice cream treat

Cashew and Mango Ice Cream Drops

This is a delicious treat. I love the look on my guests' faces when I serve them frozen treats. They never expect it (but are very delighted when they try it out).

The perfect vegan and raw alternative to regular cream

Cashew Cream

This is an egg free, lactose free, gluten free and vegan cream, perfect for those that have food intolerances. I often make this cream for myself as I am not big on the cream made from dairy.

Glutenfree buns perfect with a cashew cream and strawberry jam filling

Cashew Cream Buns with Strawberry Jam

The Monday, seven weeks before Easter, the tradition in Iceland is to serve Bollur (buns) and the day is called Bolludagur (Bun Day).

I haven't met a single person that does not love these treats.

Chocolate and Almond Fudge

I haven't met a single person that does not love these treats. They are quick and easy to make and if you are expecting guests in two hours you can quickly make them.

A rich and creamy yet healthy mousse

Chocolate and Banana Mousse

This is a rich and creamy mousse and very healthy since it contains mono-unsaturated fats from the cashew nuts, antioxidants from the cocoa powder and cocoa nibs and potassium from the bananas (whi

Chocolate and Coconut Balls - A very Icelandic Treat

Chocolate and Coconut Balls

These chocolate and coconut balls are something that Icelandic children enjoy from the day they can say 'chocolate'.

I love to make these on a lazy Sunday, they go perfectly with the afternoon tea!

Chocolate and Coconut Treats

These are very simple to make and no chopping is required, just melting and combining. These treats are excellent if you are expecting guests in one hour as they are so quick to prepare.

My favourite ice cream

Chocolate and Date Ice Cream

This ice cream is one of the first ones I made during my days when I thought the only ice creams available were the ones bought from the shops, packed with rubbish.

Absolutely lovel pistachio treats, especially with a cup of tea

Chocolate and Pistachio Squares

Pistachios are good for your heart and can lower your bad cholesterol. They are also beautiful to look at with their bright green colour.