Crunchy Almond and Rye Topping

I must admit, although I’ve been cooking as usual at home, I haven’t been swinging the camera around as much of late. The days are gradually getting longer again, but good photo opportunities in daylight are still few and far between in this busy household. What’s more, I have recently started a new job and been throwing myself wholeheartedly into that, as you do. So rather than let my blog wither away on the vine, I’m going to take the opportunity over the coming weeks to post some dishes that I made/photographed some time ago and, for some reason, never actually got around to posting.

This one is for an easy, crunchy, yoghurt topping that I was inspired to make after tasting something similar at a brunch hosted by Din Baghave at the Eat 2010 food exhibition last summer in Copenhagen. It’s super-healthy and a great way to start the day.

200g whole almonds
4-5 thick slices of Danish rye bread
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar (adjust, according to how sweet your tooth is ;-)

Heat the oven to 160° C/320° F

Using a knife or food processor, chop the rye bread into large crumbs. Then roughly chop the almonds and mix them with the breadcrumbs. Spread the mixture out on a tray lined with greaseproof paper and bake in the oven for approx. 15 minutes. Once cooled, transfer to a bowl or container and mix in the sugar.


  1. Donna
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:54 am | Permalink | Reply

    Mmmmmm…..lovely! Is the German black bread similar to your rye bread? I’ll be giving this one a go for sure Kerry!…and big CONGRATS on your new job! xxx

    • Posted February 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Donna and thanks for the lovely FB link too. The Danish rye bread is a little similar to the German Pumpernickel, although I think the former is a little more ‘bready’. Do you remember the time Ole showed up at your house with the rye bread and herrings? A lifetime ago… xx

  2. Posted February 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Your pictures are absolutely beautiful Kerry!

    • Posted February 8, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Kristina. (I actually took these pictures late last summer, so the light was good. Can’t wait for more daylight again!)

  3. Posted February 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Mmm, this looks interesting! I’m not a big granola fan, but I love rhye bread and all things sweet, so I might give this a go! :)

  4. Posted February 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Disse billeder er nogle af de bedste, jeg nogensinde har set på en madblog. Det er lige før, at du skulle blive professionel fotograf. Har du et par tips?
    Kh Nadia

    • Posted February 12, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Tusind tak, Nadia. Meget af det handler om udendørs lys vil jeg sige. Jeg eksperimenterede også lidt med vinklerne her for sjov skyld.

  5. Posted February 17, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hvilket kamera bruger du? Må prøve at komme ud på altanen og skyde lidt. Der er jo en hel del overskyet vejr her i Dublin, som eftersigende skulle være godt på billeder :)

    • Posted February 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Jeg bruger en halv gammel Canon EOS 350D med macro lens. Jeg synes overskyet vejr er rigtig godt til at tage billeder i, især midt på dagen.

      Hvor bor du i øvrigt hen i Dublin?

  6. Posted February 18, 2011 at 8:55 am | Permalink | Reply

    Mit eget EOS 1000D er vist den billigste i rækken, men ved ærligt talt ikke, hvad mere de andre kan – og om jeg kan finde ud af, at få det meste ud af dem. Jeg bor i Ashtown (mellem Castleknock og Finglas). Tror jeg skal have købt mig et bord, jeg kan tage med ud på altanen.

  7. Posted February 23, 2011 at 5:44 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow excellent photos! the food looks like I can grab it from my monitor. Yummy recipe as well

  8. Posted February 23, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    ok i guess me is having this for breakfast tomorrow…. the bluebarry is going to b a bit of a problem..but i guessing strawberry?:)

  9. Posted April 29, 2011 at 1:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, pictures are so great that I could taste all food! Great blog!

  10. Posted June 12, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

    ohmygosh, that topping is calling my name!!

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