‘Tis The Season of Semlor in Sweden

Semlor - Food Photography by Lola AkinmadeEating semlor in VeteKatten - Food photography by Lola AkinmadeSemlor - Photography by Lola AkinmadeDuring the winter months of January through March, you’ll find these oval-shaped cardamon buns (called semlor) in bakeries and cafes all over the country.

Designed to “fatten you up” in preparation for 40 days/nights of fasting during the Christian holy observance of Lent, semlor are filled with thick almond paste and whipped cream.

You can read more about its history here, and can also head over to Vete-Katten on Kungsgatan 55 to sample their award-winning semlor.

  • Laura Baxter

    Yummmmmy! Makes me want one right now!

  • George Wester

    I miss these. I will have to ask my daughter-in-law to help me make some. I suppose Ikea may have them. Wonderful work, all of them (blogs).

    • http://twitter.com/LolaAkinmade Lola Akinmade

      Thanks George! Definitely check with your local IKEA. They may carry them this time of the year.

  • http://www.youtube.com/linnlar Linn

    Ohh, looks delicious! I’m just editing a new episode of my cooking show where I’m making semlor. My favorite treat, ever!

    • http://twitter.com/LolaAkinmade Lola Akinmade

      Hi Linn! Definitely post a link to your show when it’s ready so we can check it out!