How was your weekend? Did you get up to anything special or simply relax in the warmth of the weather? It was my dads last weekend in London so we spent a fair amount of time out and about exploring a few areas he hadn’t seen yet and thankfully summer has arrived here in London. We managed to cover a fair amount of ground between eating and exploring before I accompanied him to the airport and felt a tinge of sadness that our time together had come so quickly to an end.
Summer is here though and with that there are so many plans, and visitors over the next month before I go off on another adventure. This year has truly been kind with the amount of travel completed and I feel rather lucky.
The trip to Iceland was held with such expectation that when it finally came to the week and then the day to go, it seemed slightly surreal. It was a far grander experience than I anticipated so I wanted to give a recipe from this land a go as soon as we landed back.
I cannot put into words how much I yearn to go back to Iceland. The certainty of my plans to go to this island in the north meant I wanted to be sure I would do it right the one and only time I would find myself on it’s shores, but something about it’s endless cascade of mountain whites and sea blues has left me transfixed to the point I’m trying to find a way to return for even just a mere few hours.
Now these cookies are actually Christmas time food in Iceland, but to be fair, this recipe was too good for me to hold out to make for a few months and also meringue is one of those perfect foods that works no matter what time of year it is. With chewy meringue containing cornflakes and chocolate I’m sure you’ll agree that these shouldn’t just be a one time a year thing either.
Marens-Kornflexkökur – Icelandic Chocolate Cornflake Cookies
Adapted from Saveur
Makes 24 cookies
4 egg whites
3/4 cup superfine sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
130 grams/4.5 ounces dark chocolate, roughly chopped
3 cups cornflakes
Preheat the oven to 150°C/300F and line a baking tray.
Place the egg whites in a bowl and beat while slowly adding the sugar until stiff peaks form.
Add the vanilla extract, chocolate and cornflakes and carefully fold through until well combined.
Place teaspoon amounts onto the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until slightly golden and crisp.
Serve, trying to eat only one.