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  • n. a yogurt-like product made of curdled milk, curds stored up for food; a thick dairy product unique to Icelandic cuisine that can be traced back to the Vikings

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Curds; bonnyclabber.


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  • If I put kiwi fruit in my skyr, is there some kind of ancestral retribution that will fall upon my head?

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • Traditionally, skyr is made from skim milk after the cream has been floated off to make butter.

    In: Icelandic Yogurt

  • Traditionally, skyr is made with pasteurized skimmed milk and live active cultures such as Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus.

    In: Icelandic Yogurt

  • I also hear that in Iceland some people mix one part skyr with one part porridge (skyr is yogurt I think), but of course you’ve actually been to Iceland and so should know better than I.

    Matthew Yglesias » The View From Your Breakfast

  • Those yogurt-hurling demonstrators who tossed a local version called skyr were concerned about house repossessions. Top Stories

  • If you want skyr, the stuff with the tang, the stuff that leaves chalk residue in your mouth, the real-man Icelandic take-no-prisoners made-since-the-year-1000 stuff, the food that built a nation, then that's just "skyr".

    In: Icelandic Yogurt

  • Recently, Icelandic manufacturers of skyr have added flavors such as vanilla, berry, and other flavorings common to yoghurt to the final product, to increase its appeal.

    In: Icelandic Yogurt

  • Then, "skyr condenser" — good skyr, used to ignite bacteria growth, and rennet was added, and the milk was left to coagulate.

    In: Icelandic Yogurt

  • The skyr was then strained through fabric to remove the whey, called "mysa" in Icelandic, a by-product that Icelanders used as a thirst-quenching drink.

    In: Icelandic Yogurt

  • Like milk, regular yogurt is mostly water-but with skyr, that water is strained away.

    In: Icelandic Yogurt


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  • An Icelandic soft cheese made from the whey from cows' milk. If fruit is added it is called Avaxtskyr; if enriched with cream: Rjomaskyr. Liquid dregs remaining are made into a drink called mysa.

    When was the last time American culture used "every last drop" of anything? Hmmm...

    January 20, 2009