17 February 2010


A semla is the Swedish version of the Shrovetide bun, but the season has become rather extensive: ever since New Year one has not been able to pass by a bakery or a convenience store without being faced with adds for semlor (as they are called in plural). In fact the usual mania for kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) has receded a bit to let the semlor rule.

A semla consists of a sweet, cardamom spiced bun with a bit of marzipan in the middle - cut open and re-assembled with a generous amount of whipped cream. Honestly, we are the biggest semla fans imaginable, so we might have to produce some of our own variety. Apart from that we are looking forward to finding out just how long the semla season will last.

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