This cardamon bun, nutty paste and gooey cream is a heavenly combination, especially when you get it all in one bite.
In Sweden we eat 40 million Semla buns a year, with 5 million of those sold on Semla Bun Day alone. It is the second most popular pastry after the classic Prinsess cake.
It is hard work to be a Semla. Every year a lot of Semla-experts like to have their say. It has to be moist, sweet, generous, small, big, rich, elegant and the list goes on. Newspapers normally have an expert panel to crown the Semla of the year.