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Made in Maine, Scandinavian-Inspired Print and Pattern, Designed and Handmade For Every Day Use in the Home. Created in late 2011, Lilleputt is the creative studio of Annika Schmidt.

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Swedish Semlor.

Annika Schmidt

Looking for a way to indulge this Fat Tuesday?

Swedish semlor are a cardamom bun carved out and filled with a moist blend of almond paste, crumbs and milk… and topped with whipped cream. I used this recipe, featured in a story of (the other) Portland Swedes on NPR. (I used almond paste instead of ground almonds in the filling). This isn’t a tradition I grew up with, but was introduced to when I was studying in Sweden. And I have to say, as much as I love these delightful little buns, you really only need one a year! I cut this recipe in half and still have more than we need - but the buns by themselves make a nice little treat.

Happy festivities! …And eating!