Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Fat Tuesday

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I hope you got your fair share of lenten buns today, being Fat Tuesday which traditionally is the first day for feasting on this typical Swedish lenten bun a k a semla. Read more about the tradition here. Now a very washy tradition, alas, and admittedly I've already lapsed...

Hrm, and I think I also have to admit, for strictly purgatively purposes, I actually had one and a half semla today. One was far from good, and yes I was practically force-feed, for social reasons. The number two - which was a very good one - made me feel *slightly* queasy, and now, no more semla for me this season. Brr.

The good one - which two tiny, adamant silhouette cats also feasted on - was from Gunnarssons Specialkonditori (Gunnarson's Special Confectionary). Perfect in taste and consistency, although a bit silly big in size. Hence the queasyness... Here's an article (only in Swedish) on a semla-try out from last year, where this semla was in first place. Yup, this is serious business in Sweden. Indeed.

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2 comments:

John said...

How cute! I'm glad little guys got to enjoy. : ) I want to go to Pia's World. : )

Love from America.

Pia K said...

Thanks, John! Well I suppose I could send you a real life semla by mail, though I seriously doubt it would be all that tasty when arriving...:/

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