Happy Swedish Cream Bun Day

“Huh, because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth”

Happy Semla Day! Fettisdagen 2020!

Hope you all ate your fair share of yummy Semlor yesterday! We sure did in this family. Goodness me, I stuffed my face! (As one should. It is the tradition after all. Okay… maybe not

tradition but it certainly is expected.

Even Buddy (the Dog) was tempted by my little Mini – Semlor.

Mini Semla and Buddy the Dog

Honestly, SO darn cute. They were the kids’ favourites.

It’s the first time in 20 years that I’ve made my own Semlor. God only knows why. They were so easy to make!!

Semlor is part of the Swedish DNA. There are a few things I miss from “home”. Like, things that feel essentially Swedish in a way.

Generally food related but isn’t that always the way?

Anyway, Semlor is definitely one of those things…

Semlor are sweet cardamom buns traditionally filled with an Almond Paste and custard filling. But you can fill them with jam or chocolate or anything you like really. I’ll post a few variations in my next blog post.

Semlor - Swedish Cream Buns

Love, Jess ❤️

Published by Swenglishliving

Jessica is a Swedish “islander” and fisherman’s daughter who somehow ended up living outside London, England… 🇸🇪🇬🇧 By day, she changes nappies, translates documents from Swedish to English, ferries children and dog around the gorgeous Hertfordshire landscape, runs fundraisers, writes, does the odd Voice Over job, answer emails, drinks copious amounts of coffee, bakes, watches videos of cooking on YouTube and Instagram, drives Big Child to guitar lesson, drives Middle Child to Ballet, plans the next trip, day dream, plans to attend gym, rages on Twitter (you have been warned), walks by the River Chess - singing Anthem. (Gettit) Watches videos of children and/or dog on phone. And blogging. Mostly about her big loves. Family, Food and Travel. (And some bits in between) In her other life she was an actress, drama teacher and writer/producer. (Though still does some of this stuff too) Jessica is passionate about Food, food, food, baking, food, (ahem), travel, eco friendly alternatives, the arts, education and Film/TV.

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