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Traditions: Best places for Semla pastries

News   •   Feb 12, 2013 12:00 GMT

Buns filled with whipped cream and marzipan known as “semlor” are eaten on Shrove Tuesday or “Fat Tuesday” (Fettisdagen) as the Swedes call it. All though Shrove Tuesday takes place on February 21 you will find this loved pastry in cafees and pastry shops starting after Christmas.

On Visitstockholm.com you will find a selection of Semla-cafees in Stockholm.


Here are four more sweet days to remember in Stockholm

  • Waffles with cream and strawberry jam are consumed on March 25.
  • Cinnamon Roll Day (Kanelbullens dag) is celebrated on October 4.
  • On November 6, in memory of the Swedish monarch who was killed at the Battle of Lützen on this very day in 1632 is celebrated with Gustav Adolfs bakelse, a creamy sponge cake decorated with chocolate silhouettes of King Gustav Adolf.
  • Birthday, traditionally celebrated with “prinsesstårta”, princess cake. A sponge cace filled with layers of strawberry jam and vanilla custard, finished off with whipped cream and sealed within a thin layer of sugary sweet green marzipan and a pink marzipan rose.

 Photo: Frugan/Flickr

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