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Scandinavian Bakery in NYC? ISO Semla/Semlor


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Scandinavian Bakery in NYC? ISO Semla/Semlor

sanangel | Jan 27, 2008 05:31 PM

It's that time of year again, folks: bring on the semla!

What's semla, you ask?

Well, as anyone familiar with Swedish food customs will tell you, a semla is a delectable cream and marzipan filled cardamom-spiced bun that's traditionally consumed during the days right before the commencement of Lent. And since Lent is right around the corner at this point, if there's semla to be found in this great city of ours, now would be the time to find it. Once found, I intend to immediately (and giddily) ingest a good dozen of these creamy babies (any more than that may prove lethal.. don't believe me? Consult the Wikipedia entry for semla and read for yourself!).

Does anyone know of a European/Scandinavian bakery in the city that might make these marvelous little creations? For that matter, does a Scandinavian bakery even exist in the 5 boroughs? You're help would be very much appreciated, and hey - perhaps you'll be inspired to go out and get one (or 12) yourself. You'll be glad you did..

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