Fettisdagen + Semla

After kanelbullensdag, kladdkakansdag, Luciabuns, here comes another famous day celebrated with sweet pastry – Fettisdagen where sweet Semla is the main part of this. This year it was on Tuesday 13th of February but it is not on fixed day hence it may occur between 3rd of February and 9th March.

Fettisdagen means fat Tuesday in English, sounds appealing, doesn´t it? 😀 The reason for this name is probably becuase it is supposed to be your last opportunity to eat fat meals before lent-term before the Eastern.

In Sweden, typical food eaten on this this day (not only on this day but even many weeks before) is called Semla, which is a cardamom bun filled with almond sugar paste and topped with whipped cream. Of course you can find Semla in every shop on Fettisdagen. These Swedish special days celebrated with food are my favourite and obviously, I have to keep traditions and taste it 😀

I tasted 3 different types of Semla. Two classical ones and one raw, which was of course totally different, however, still really good. Classical Semla is tasty but it may be heavy due to the abundance of whipped cream, but who cares when it is fat tuesday, right?

Next year, Fettisdagen will be on 5th of March so, mark it in your calendar !

Bye, Denisa


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