Monday, January 19, 2009

Finally.

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The semla-season is definitely upon us, and you'll find these in every café. Good, because it's the one thing I've really been craving - since September. And they're not sold until January.

What it is? Oh, a simple cardamom-scented bun with almond paste and whipped cream. Heaven.

13 comments:

Alexx said...

Sounds delicious!

Daniel Roos said...

Vad gott åt min första semla i går. Du har hunnit med massa sen jag var här senast mycket kul läsning må så gott mvh Daniel

Anna said...

How come they are not sold until January?

glamah16 said...

Looks like heaven.

angelica said...

Being a bit of a traditionalist, I don't really feel it's appropriate to eat a semla before February... And also, I don't care much for the almond paste or whipped cream, so I can just have the buns all year round!

They do look pretty, though!

mehdi said...

Hi Anne,

I came across your blog searching for a recipe for Pepparkakor on the web. I dont know much about Swedish food, and somewhat I blame my Swedish friends as they dont speak very proudly about their cuisine. Anyway, keep posting and Good Luck.

best
mehdi

PS: I'll be glad you have a look on my foodblog on persian cuisine:

http://cuisine-a-la-perse.blogspot.com/

mithu said...

my god, that looks and sounds divine!!! i love cardamom and almond paste...

Anne said...

Anna, it's actually what Swedes eat for Shrove Tuesday, before Lent - so the official date is in February. Cafés and bakeries start off early though, but *very* rarely before christmas. That's considered very out of season :) (Although I did find one late fall, but it felt all wrong.) :)

Boywing said...

Äntligen! :D

Katie said...

Oh wow they sound heavenly.

Anna said...

Thanks Anne! Would love to try one :)

Jennifer said...

That looks awesome! I don't think we have anything like that in Chicago!

E said...

Ah! Semlor is my very favourite, I always celebrate my birthday with one. Btw, I really enjoy reding your blog (Det är väl okej att kommentera på eng. ist. för sv, det borde ju vara trevligare för alla eng.talande som läser din blogg?).