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Lunch date at Thelins

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On Wednesday, I met my friend Sandra at Thelins – an iconic bakery that has been around since the early 1900s. It took every ounce of discipline I had to walk past their pastry and cake display.

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.

Celebrating Cinnamon Bun Day with babies and buns

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In celebration of Cinnamon Bun Day, I grabbed some kanelbullar and vanilla ice-cream, my friend Anja baked a yummy apple  pie, and we convened at our mutual friend’s, Laura’s place to fika our hearts out.

Flickr Favorite: Kanelbullens dag

Kanelbullens dag
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Killing Time By Baking Kanelbullar

Vetemjöl - Photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmPreparing dough for kanelbullar - Photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmCutting up and prepping kanelbullar - Photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmPresenting kanelbullar - Photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström

On days when we’ve got absolutely nothing to do, my husband and I bust out the vetemjöl (flour) and a pound of butter, and bake up batches and batches of kanelbullar (cinammon buns) which we later freeze for countless fika opportunities (…well, until they run out a few days later).

To try your hands at baking Swedish kanelbullar, you can grab a recipe here on Sweden.se and use these photos as a visual guide.