Semla: The greatest of all Swedish pastries

In the great tradition of Swedish pastries, perhaps the greatest of all is the semla. This creamy dream of cardamom, fluffy bun, almond paste and powdered sugar is typically available during January to March, though it’s actually supposed to be eaten on Fat Tuesday. However, you can’t have Fat Tuesday without getting fat first (just go with it), so it’s important to try a variety of semlor so you’ll know which one is the best to queue in line for on that special day.

image shows the amazing and perfect Swedish pastry - the semla
image shows monty python character mister creosote eating too much food and exploding

There was once a Swedish king who died from eating 16 semlor.  If you don’t control yourself, it might happen to you too.