|Buns are baking in the oven!|
Traditionally, the Semla was only eaten on Fat Tuesday, but today one can find Semlas available in bakeries and stores from Christmas until Easter. It was originally served in a bowl of warm milk, and some still prefer to eat them like this. I don't ever recall seeing anyone eating it this way though.
|"Semlor" - Finished Product!|
My kids are well aware of this Swedish tradition and would be very disappointment if I didn't bake semlor for Fat Tuesday.
The same basic dough is used for Cinnamon Buns, so I made a few of those as well..
|"Bulle" - Swedish Cinnamon Buns|
Interesting Semla Fact: (sweden.se)
King Adolf Fredrik died on February 12, 1771, after consuming a luxurious banquet rounded off with 14 servings of hetvägg, semla served in a bowl of warm milk.