It was recently semla day here in Sweden, so lets talk about semlas!
These are one of Phong’s favorite treats. Classically it’s just a bun, gutted, and filled with almond paste and cream. Over the last few years there have been a few twists made each year. Last year they made semla wraps and this year the bakeries tried a nutella semla and a vanilla semla.
We bought the classic, the vanilla, and the nutella to give them all a try. Phong still favors the classic.
I actually really liked the nutella one. I’d like a more chocolaty try next year, maybe with some kind of gooey chocolate inside.
The vanilla was nice too. I pretty much like every version of the semla more than the original. Sweden has Semla Day on the 13th of February. Other times of the year can be really hard to get semlas. Phong often wants them for his birthday in July and I have quite a time trying to find a bakery to make them in the summer.
These are a classic though, so if you’re around when they’re in season you should give the semla a try!