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Swedish Semla

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. 

Do you want to bake Semlor? Find Leila's traditional recipes here!

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Sparkling New Year´s Cake!

Leila impressive ice cream bombe "Baked Alaska" is a masterful dessert perfect for New Years Eve, a guaranteed hit among both older and younger guests!

Baked Alaska is made on a nut base and three layers of ice cream in various flavors! The bomb is then covered with Italian meringue where the surface is a little burned with a gas burner. For an extra masterful and festive New Year´s bomb Leila decorates with sparklers!

Leila's saffron buns

Now it's time to bake saffron buns!

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!

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New shop opens today!

Today we are opening our second Leila's General Store in Mariefred, Sweden. The doors opens at 10 am and you find us on Storgatan 5A.

Welcome to our second Leila´s General Store!