Although this is not a good shot up here, it´s one of my best memories from Sweden: the day I fell in love with SEMLOR.
The date was 16th February 2015 (FETTISDAGEN btw) and I was not giving so much credit to the semlor buns, probably due to my life at that time. It was the first year I felt free to travel on my own. I had not visited other countries for many, many years and 2015 was my chance. So I packed and went to S:t Petersburg, Berlin, Prague and Bordeaux in France all by myself.
I was still ignorant about semlor, even after so many years in Sweden. My attention was fixed in other horizons at that time: travel! Then it happened ... I entered "Güntherska Hovkonditori & Sch¡weizeri" in Uppsala and asked for coffee and semla like those on the window.
Oh my! I was transported to heaven. Since then I am addicted to these buns and no therapy shall make me change.
Tomorrow the celebration is called FETTISDAGEN (16/02 every year) and the rule is to eat as many different semlors you can. Lol!!!
Ps. their secret is very simple: the whitest flour, cardamon, whisk cream, soft almond paste and topped with white icing sugar. I wonder ... how such simple ingredients can result in such a heavenly treat?
KEEP IT SIMPLE