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Cardamom Whoopie with almond aka Den nya Semlan

Whoopie Pie Semla Semlor 5

So once again Sweden face the tradition of “Fettisdagen” aka “Fat Tuesday”. We then eat cardamom rolls filled with almond paste-mixture and topped with whipped cream. This roll is called “Semla”. You can find my recipe for a delicious classic semla here. 
But the swedes has started to crave a bit more innovative ways to devour this delicious roll, so there has started to pop up many different alternatives to the classic. There has been a semmel-wrap, chocolate semla, pancake semla, semmel-pretzel and even shrimp semla ( what’s up with that?)! So I thought that I have to come up with a new version of my own – and here it is: Whoopie Pie Semla! 
A Whoopie flavoured with cardamom. Filled with the classic almond paste-mixture and whipped cream. It is so crazy delicious that you won’t be able to stop eating them. Whoopie Pie Semla is a great way to have a classic semla but with a little less fuss and it’s also easier to eat more of them 😉 
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Perfect Classic Swedish Rolls with Almond / Perfekta klassiska semlor

Klassisk perfekt semla

Klassisk perfekt semla

“Fettisdagen” aka “Fat-tuesday”  is soon here (woho!) and I thought that a good old classic reipe for this delicious Swedish roll is in it’s place. I know that we’re still a lot of swedes out there that still enjoys this delicious, fluffy, perfect and classic roll.
Here in Norway where I live at the moment they have another version of this roll. They call it “Fastelavensbolle”. They split a regular roll in half and fill it with jam and whipped cream. They are also very delicious, but I do love my Classic Semla.

My Semlor is fluffy and the filling is so damn good that I could eat the whole lot with a spoon for breakfast. A hint of bitter-almond makes the trick and the home made almond paste makes everything just divine.
You can bake these rolls seperate, place them close together in a formation like I did above or make a giant roll and make a cake (Semmel-tårta).
So if your looking for a recipe for a perfect and classic semla, here you go:

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