Ohhh, those delicious buns of delight and loveliness. It's the season and we have a great recipe.
Lent buns (Semla for singular, Semlor for plural) are buns eaten leading up to and during Lent in Scandinavia. In Sweden the are most popular and bakeries start selling these already in January. Fat Tuesday - Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras - is the day when we eat at least one and maybe more of these buns. We basically fatten up before Lent.
You will never ever find Semlor buns sold outside the season - it is just not done. So, take advantage of the season now that runs until Easter and have a go at making these seriously rich buns at home.Let us tell you that the little dollop of custard or creme patisserie makes all the difference. That's just our little trick and hint for an extra delicious bun.
A delicious bun eaten for Lent.