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!
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.