Happy Semla Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday)!



Happy Semla Tuesday! Whether you like sweet treats or not, you have to admit that Swedish Semlas are cute. Don’t you agree? (Semla Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday in Sweden or Mardi Gras. They all are the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent).


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While at first, I thought that they looked like American Cream Puffs, they don’t taste like them. Instead, Semla are cream-filled cake-like buns spiced with cardamon. If you look carefully, you can just see the edge of the marzipan filling, tucked under the cream and topped with the little cake hat.