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!

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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Signing in Gothenburg

On Thursday at 13:00 to 16:30 Leila will be visiting Leila’s General Store in her shop in Gothenburg, Södra Larmgatan 13, 5 where she´ll be signing copies of  her books.

Take the opportunity to buy a book with a personal greeting, a nice gift to give away.

A new Housewife guide!

Would you like to be a domestic goddess in your house?

Leila shares her best, and most useful, tips in the kitchen on these pages.

How about SOS in the kitchen, Kitchen magic, Good to know about sourdough, How much does 100 ml weigh? and two different charts - a conversion chart and one with frying temperatures. 

The "old" Housewife guide is still there. So go check it out here!

Stars and stripes pie

Let´s celebrate 4th of July with this lovely pie!

For all of you who will be celebrating the 4th of July by baking something delicious in red, blue and white you need to try Leila's Stars and stripes pie! It's easy to make, tastes wonderful and is so stylish with the decorations of raspberries and blueberries.

Use Leila´s rectangular pie tin for this pie, t’s easy to lift out the pie thanks to the removable base.

You'll find the recipe for the pie and other pastries here!