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Try something new for Fastelavn



Picture borrowed from here

Swedes love their traditional pastries, and no pastry is as Swedish as the Semla. The classic Semla consists of a cardamom-spiced wheat bun where the top has been cut off, The inside of the bun is filled with almond paste and topped with whipped cream. The cut-off top serves as a lid, and to top it off the bun is dusted with powdered sugar.

Here is a classic Semla

As you might imagine, this is not a very “on the go”-friendly pastry, and therefore the famous Mathias Ljungberg at Tösse bakery in Stockholm has reinvented it – creating the Semel Wrap! This is essentially the same ingredients, but made into a wrap instead of a bun. It’s new, fresh, modern, and practical on the go! After lauching the Semel Wrap its popularity has been crazy, and they make them in the thousands! Still, there is a line constantly at Tösse bakery with people wanting to taste the new Semel Wrap.


Picture borrowed from here

For those of my readers not located in Stockholm, you can try making it yourself! Here is the recipe!

This Sunday we celebrate Fastelavn, and my husband and I will try making the Semel Wrap – I’m excited!

Do you celebrate Fastelavn? What is your traditions?


Stockholm Syndrome

We had such a great time in Stockholm last weekend, so I thought I would share some of it with you:stockholm2

Stockholm really showed its best side with sparkeling winter weather, and a perfect sun!

Grand Hotel Stockholm

Grand Hotel Stockholm

We went for brunch at the Cadier Bar in Grand Hotel – it was a real treat:

A small part of our Saturday Brunch

A small part of our Saturday Brunch

The Cadier Bar

The Cadier Bar

The Cadier Bar

The Cadier Bar

From the Cadier Bar you have a grand view of Stockholm!

After brunch we went to do some shopping at Nordiska Kompaniet. The department store has some of the most beautiful window displayss I have ever seen, and every year it is a new theme. This year it was “A Storybook Christmas”:



Nordiska Kompaniet also has a wonderful Santa Claus, and on Friday we took our daughter to se Santa Claus, for the very first time in her life. Here is this year’s Santa at Nordiska Kompaniet:


We also visited the boutique Svenskt Tenn, which I really recommend. They have so many beautiful and eccentric pieces of furniture, and they’re famous for their use of bold colours and patterns – well worth a visit if you’re in Stockholm.

svenskt tenn

As we were getting ready to go home in the afternoon, the sun was so beautiful, and we went past the enormous Christmas Tree:


Such a Wonderful weekend!

Anyone out there who’s visiting Stockholm?