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Shrove Tuesday: day of the cream bun


Ben Kendall 2015-02-17

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February 17 is Fettisdagen (Shrove Tuesday), the biggest semla eating day of the year. You have probably noticed the cardamom buns filled with almond paste and whipped cream that appeared in bakeries and cafés soon after Christmas. These are called semlor and were traditionally eaten only on the Fettisdagen, which marked the start of the fast leading up to Easter.

However, these days the semlor go on sale in early January and are available in the shops until Easter. It is estimated that around two million semlor are eaten in Gothenburg during this period. If you are yet to try these creamy delights, we recommend you give it a go.

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