What exactly is sourdough and how do you take care of it?
Sourdough is comprised of flour and water that you mix and let stand a few days until the natural yeasts and lactic acid bacteria grow. People use wheat flour or rye flour most often, but you can also use other types of flours, or combine flours.
A Semla is a wheat flour bun filled with almond past and whipped cream.
An old tradition in Sweden is to eat Semla only once a year at Fettisdagen (Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday) which is an old Christian tradition, but some of us likes to enjoy Semlor even more often then once a year, so the bakeries usually bakes them throughout the winter season.
You have to bake Leila's saffron buns, they are traditionally eaten during Advent in Sweden, and especially on Saint Lucy's Day, December 13. Here are two different recipes on the traditional saffron buns. This is the traditional Saffron bun and this recipe is a little bit different than the usual buns. You just have to bake these saffron buns ... they are so juicy and tasty!