Sinning with semlor way before Lent

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You’ll probably be hearing more about this gooey pastry called semla in the next few weeks on various blogs here. Usually sold a few weeks leading up to Lent and mostly consumed on Fat Tuesday, semlor (plural) are designed to fatten you before fasting for 40 days. That didn’t stop my husband and I from digging into a couple semlor way before the season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=665228270 Germaine Thomas

    Yum

    • Anonymous

      It was :)

  • http://www.transatlanticsketches.com Kate Reuterswärd

    Simon and I just had our first semlor of the season last night, too! Got to get in your semla time before Lent :)

    • Anonymous

      Hear! Hear!

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    • Anonymous

      Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/nicolenewblack nicoleisthenewblack

    OMG they are huge. I have to make it to Sweden again, maybe just for these :)

    • Anonymous

      That’s what (I think) brings on the guilty conscience :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/jenlaceda jennifer laceda

    I have not tried semlor, but boy oh boy, they look sinfully decadent!

    • Anonymous

      Most definitely!