24 May 2024
Café Culture Community Lifestyle Swedish Culture

Fettisdagen: Top 5 Places to Get Your Semlor

Fettisdagen is traditionally the time for penance and confession; it’s also the time to stuff your face before fasting commences. Kirsten Sokolovski samples semlor and tells us the top 5 places to get them.

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Café Culture Community Expat Cookbook

Recipe: Semla

Originally eaten only on Shrove – Fat – Tuesday, Semla buns are a rare treat of pastry, almond paste and fluffy cream. The Protestant Reformation meant that Swedes stopped observing a strict fast during Lent and thus semla are usually available in Sweden from shortly after Christmas right up until Easter – although Shrove Tuesday […]

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