Semlor (Semla)

Semlor (Semla)

Semlor (Semla)
These Swedish marzipan and whipped cream filled cardamom buns are traditionally served on Fat Tuesday. Nowadays they are happily eaten as often as they can be found. We love that these are not too sweet, and are just big enough.

Eggs, butter, and milk are whisked together in a sizable bowl.

Spread the yeast on top, then wait five minutes for it to soften.

Sift together 5 cups of flour, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, and ground cardamom in the meantime.

Stir the flour mixture into the milk mixture after the yeast has softened until a soft dough forms.

Bowl should be covered with a towel and left to rise for 30 minutes in a warm area.

Mix baking powder and flour in a sieve.

Add to dough after it has risen, then knead until smooth.

Place onto baking sheets that have been greased after forming into 16 balls (or 24, if you prefer smaller semlor).

For 35 to 40 minutes, cover with a towel and let the mixture rise until it has bulkly doubled.

Set oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees C)

May 13, 2024

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