The Semla is Here!

The semla in all her glory!
It is that time of the year when the windows and shelves of cafés and bakeries all through Sweden are filled with a very Scandinavian pastry: the Semla. Traditionalists get a bit upset that semlor (plural of semla) are sold this early in the year. According to tradition, they should be made, sold and eaten on Shrove Tuesday which is the last day before the fasting period of Lent. This year it falls on February 25th. But, just like how Christmas comes earlier every year, so does the appearance of semlor in cafés and bakeries. Here at the Hotel Rival, our Café has started to serve them. So, if you are visiting Stockholm in these weeks… make sure you take the opportunity to try these delicious, traditional pastries.
“Hetvägg”, but hard to see the milk on a white plate.
A semla is made out of a cardomom spiced wheat bun, filled with a mix of milk and almond paste and then topped with whipped cream. Some people like to eat their semla in a bowl of…

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