I’m blown away by how much you guys love my rúgbrauð recipe for traditional Icelandic rye bread, so I wanted to share another Icelandic favorite! Kleinur used to be a Christmas tradition but today they’re eaten year-round all over the country.
My Icelandic grandmother loved to tell the story of receiving oranges in her Christmas stocking. As a poor family on an isolated island, citrus fruits were a rare expensive treat.
I have a deep love of traditional foods, recipes that have been handed down through generations and stood the test of time for good reason. Often served topped with smoked salmon or lamb, rúgbrauð is a classic Icelandic bread commonly found in cafes and homes throughout the country.