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.
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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.