Day 23 : Semla

09Feb16

Semla

A common sight in Swedish bakeries windows are semla (pl.semlor) buns. Selmor are a Swedish specialty eaten in the run up to Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday), the last day before the start of the 50 days long Easter lent . They are enriched sweet buns made with cardamom, filled with almond paste and whipped cream and topped with powered sugar. The carb rich treat has transcended from its religious tradition to one that is enjoyed by all. Today we had semlor for fika; sponsored by our client. The Swedes are very serious about their semla and get into animated conversations about the mysterious ‘Semla man’ and the ultimate semla.

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