A Semla for Fat Tuesday

It’s Fat Tuesday (12 February 2013) and Scandinavians celebrating this day by eating Semlor (Fastlagsbullar or Fettisbullar). This semi-sweet cardamom rich bun is filled with almond paste and heavy whipped cream. My Finish grandfather used to eat this bun soaked in hot milk, which is still a common way to enjoy this bun. However my absolute favorite way, is to use the hat of the bun to scoop a mixture of cream and almond paste into my mouth, before biting into the rest of it’s loveliness. Happy Fat Tuesday everyone!

Recipe by Anna Brones
Recipe by Ibán Yarza
Article about Semlor at Foodie Underground.

9 thoughts on “A Semla for Fat Tuesday”

  1. I’ve been dying to make these..but too busy, and making a tropical version, with coconut flour..maybe some guava paste? Always fun!

  2. Jeremy! I was too busy too :(. Your version sounds interesting! A cashew paste instead of almond paste might be great as well.

  3. I have never heard of these before, but I think they sound very decadent and tasty. I live in the U.S. in an area with a lot of Polish traditions, so paczki are eaten here on Fat Tuesday.

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