Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Onsdag fika en semla och kaffe!

Wheat flour bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream. Traditionally eaten on the last Tuesday before Lent but here it's Tuesday every day!

Some facts:

Semla derives from the Latin simila, which means fine wheat flour.
Records suggest semlor first became popular in Sweden in 1541.
Each Swede eats five semlor per year on average.
The unofficial record for the largest semla is 160 kilos. It was made in Linköping, about 200 km south of Stockholm, in February 2001.
King Adolf Fredrik died on February 12, 1771, after consuming a luxurious banquet rounded off with 14 servings of hetvägg, semla served in a bowl of warm milk!

I'm gonna get huge with all these treats!!

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