The Swedish Chef and beautiful buns
recipe for semlor. (Semla is singular, semlor is plural.)
Just a little background on the buns, they are traditionally served on Fat Tuesday and sold for the month of February - March in bakeries across the country. I found this nugget of information on the Local site (local.se):
The buns hold a notorious role in Swedish history linked to King Adolf Fredrik. On the day now known as Fat Tuesday in 1771, he collapsed and died after eating a meal of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring, champagne... and 14 servings of semlor, his favorite dessert.
Semlor buns have been available in Swedish bakeries for 200 years - but in late January 2015, we watched as the classic buns took a new, modern twist.
Click on the link above and you're going to see a SEMLA WRAP! Wha'?! For us traditional American Swedes that's pretty much hearsay, although I do hear that they are good. But for now I will leave you with a picture of the real deal, a beautiful picture of some beautiful buns. (Hey, do you think if I put that in the labels that I'd get more hits?) Ha, ha! Enjoy!