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!)


mina said...

sorry to stray from the subject(s) of your post, but i just had to say that mini cake stand is amazing!

Greg said...

I love your photos! Terrific.

Anonymous said...

Hey - Your glassware reminds me of my Grandmothers ancient collection - ditto. Its beautiful. I'll bet the mini-semla with almond paste is much like our Badaam Barfi too. Atleast it sounds like they should taste similar! Now of course have to try it out at the first op :-)

glamah16 said...

I want aSemla. I confess I like you royal family and was pleasantly surprised heraing the news. I know Stockholm will be crazy at the time of the wedding.

Dagmar said...

Lovely photos and I just love the cake stand!
I was planning to post the recipe for the mini semlas yesterday but I was and still am so tired. Hopefully tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

What a stunning photo!