Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Well, I *was* going to write that today is finally the official day to eat the semla - this basic yeasted bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream. It's been sold all over Sweden since christmas, but today is really "the day". The photos show a lovely little homemade mini-semla by Dagmar, which was absolutely delicious. She also has a recipe if you want to try this yourself.
However, the big news in Sweden today is that we're going to have a royal wedding! Our crown princess, Victoria, finally got officially engaged to her long-time boyfriend who will now be called Prince Daniel. Despite being a modern democracy, many Swedes are absolutely besotted with our royal family and thus very excited about this. (Me, not so much - I'd prefer a republic!)