Happy Semla Tuesday! Whether you like sweet treats or not, you have to admit that Swedish Semlas are cute. Don’t you agree? Click below for more Semla!
While at first, I thought that they looked like American Cream Puffs, they don’t taste like them. Instead, Semla are cream-filled cake-like buns spiced with cardamon. If you look carefully, you can just see the edge of the marzipan filling, tucked under the cream and topped with the little cake hat.
Traditionally, Semla were only available from today through Easter. That is was how it was when I moved to Sweden — a long time ago now — but, these days, Semla are available in mini-sizes, chocolate, vanilla cream filling and I’ve even seem them made with a brioche recipe! In fact, 4 million people will eat Semla today in Sweden!