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!