Fettisdagen

Today is Fettisdagen (also known in other countries as Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day). In Sweden, we celebrate Fettisdagen with the delicious Semla Bun – a white bun, flavoured with cardamom and filled with cream and almond paste.

Traditionally, Semlor were eaten in the final feast before pantries were cleared to fast for Lent. Nowadays, many forgo this tradition and instead, enjoy the Semla Bun with friends during Fika (Swedish for coffee break) over a large cup of coffee. Yum!