It is time to eat Semlor

This time, if you are walking on a  street in Sweden, you will find that almost in any bakery or café, the window display is overflowing with just one thing – the semla or semlor (the plural of semla).

The semla is a small, wheat flour bun, flavoured with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream – has become something of a carb-packed icon in Sweden. The traditions of semla are rooted in fettisdag (Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday) when the buns were eaten at a last celebratory feast before the Christian fasting period of Lent. At first, a semla was simply a bun, eaten soaked in hot milk (known as hetvägg).

Do not miss this sweet bun if you are in Sweden. Go to your nearest bakery or shop to grab some to taste and you will not regret.

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