Happy Marriage, or Hjónabandssaela in Icelandic, is a traditional Icelandic oatmeal cake with Rhubarb Jam. It is unclear why this cake is called a Happy Marriage cake; legend has it that it contains the secret ingredient to a happy marriage. Considering the fact that it contains sugar and rhubarb… we would have to agree!
This jam comes together easily. Just simmer on the stove with a few scoops of sugar and plenty of chopped rhubarb, until the entire kitchen is filled with an intoxicating aroma.
When we were kids we spent a lot of time at our aunt and uncle’s house in the country. There were three things (among countless others) that we couldn’t wait for the most: swimming in the lake, singing jingle bells (no matter what time of year it was, a story for another post), and strawberry rhubarb pie! More