Semla

If you find yourself in Sweden today, it’s “Semla Tuesday.” Semla? These cream and almond paste filled cardamon-spiced pastries are eaten in Sweden, on Fat Tuesday. Although Semla can be found earlier in the season, today is the official day to have them. I’ve just read that 4 million Semla will be eaten today, in fact! We’ve decided that a cafe visit later will be the perfect way to welcome my visiting nephews and Father who arrive this morning from the US. I wonder what they’ll think? Nowadays, these are found traditionally sized, miniature and can be found in variations with vanilla cream, replacing the almond paste centers.

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Our great, sister friends, Julia, Paula and Sophia Olivero-Reinius, helped me with this little tutorial so that everyone can do a little Swedish Semla party at home, too! “Tack!” girls!

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Click here for Semla Recipe
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