Yesterday was Semladag in Sweden. It is essentially the Swedish equivalent of Mardi Gras where everyone eats Semla (pictured above) which is a bun filled with whipped cream and almond paste. They are delicious and I could never get enough of these sweet treats when I lived in Sweden!
Since the Swedes aren’t particularly religious, they continue to eat this special treat throughout lent (though back in the day this was your last special treat before lent, so very important indeed!). I was super excited to hear that a new Andersonville bakery named Lost Larson was making Semla this year and had to go check them out! This semla is a little different than the traditional ones found in Sweden, the bun pictured above happens to be a cardamum bun yum! However, it was super delicious and I was so happy to be able to celebrate this day with a proper Swedish Fika at home!
Sometimes a delicious tradition is just what you need to help stave off the winter blues!!