Hej!

Yesterday was dedicated to three things: brunching, baking and spending some quality time with my friend Alice-Maria.

With February comes an old baking tradition in Sweden, that entails that one bakes and eat a treat called a "semla". A semla is a sweet bun made of the same dough as a cinnamon bun with the addition of crushed cardamom. Once baked the bun is filled with almond paste and topped with whipped cream. It is also common (mostly for aesthetic reasons) to sprinkle powdered sugar on top, as seen in the picture to the right.

Me and Alice-Maria also managed to find fresh yeast (!!!) at Tesco (!!!) in Swansea (!!!). For anyone not living in Swansea: this is usually impossible. Last year mom had send me some from Sweden by mail. I know that people here use either dried yeast or self-raising flour, but I find they are neither as easy to use nor as effective.

Until next time
Hejdå!

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