Semlor

Lent is fast approaching, and with it Shrove Tuesday.  Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, pancake day, whatever you call it, it is for using up your fatty and decadent food before the start of fasting.

Here in the UK, we make pancakes, which I will of course be making! Over in Sweden however, they make cream buns called semlor (singular: semla). I tried making them last year and here are the results!

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I haven’t ever had a ‘real’ semla so I’m not sure how authentic they were, but they were delicious! Cardamom-scented buns, filled with soft almond paste and loads of cream. I followed this recipe, but there are plenty in English to be found around the internet.

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