How To Eat Semla For FettisdagenFebruary 28, 2019
A week before Fat Tuesday (or Fettisdagen), all we can think about is indulging in semlor.
As we gear up for a day of stuffing our faces with these light-and-airy, sweet treats filled with almond-ey goodness, we reminisced on our first semla experience, when we weren’t quite certain how to eat the oddly shaped pastry.
After a very important discussion and some research, here are a few methods we put together.
There’s nothing more satisfying than picking up the doughy topper of a semla from a dome of whipped cream, only to dunk back in.
A classic way to simply go for it. Two tips here:
- Don’t hold back.
- Be prepared with LOTS of napkins.
The Classy Swede
We all have that friend – the one who eats pizza by the slice with a fork and knife in hand. For those who want to avoid making a mess, this is an acceptable method.
The Northern Swede
According to this lifestyle blogger, a traditional way of serving semlor in northern Sweden is in a bowl of warm milk.
At the end of the day, there’s no right or wrong way to eat a semla. Take it from these students from Umeå University in the video below.