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Fat Tuesday

Annika Schmidt

Where is the time going! Looking at the calendar, I was afraid I had missed this wonderful day of Swedish indulgence… only to realize Fat Tuesday this year falls on March 4th.  Do you plan to bake (or more importantly, eat) Semlor this y ear?  I try to limit myself to ONE/year (and if you’ve had one, you’ll know why). Funny little tidbit from wikipedia, “Each Swede consumes on average five bakery-produced semlor each year, in addition to all those that are homemade.”

Where is the time going! Looking at the calendar, I was afraid I had missed this wonderful day of Swedish indulgence… only to realize Fat Tuesday this year falls on March 4th.

Do you plan to bake (or more importantly, eat) Semlor this year?

I try to limit myself to ONE/year (and if you’ve had one, you’ll know why). Funny little tidbit from wikipedia, “Each Swede consumes on average five bakery-produced semlor each year, in addition to all those that are homemade.”

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!