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Taste test: What's the fuss about Swedish semlor?

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Taste test: What's the fuss about Swedish semlor?
Tomas Spragg Nilsson and Emma Löfgren. Photo: screenshot
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Tomas Spragg Nilsson meets up with The Local Sweden's editor Emma Löfgren to find the best semla in Stockholm.

Every year on Shrove Tuesday (Fettisdagen), Swedes gorge themselves on cream-filled pastries called semlor (singular: semla). But what's so special about this sweet bun and what makes a perfect semla?

Briton Tomas Spragg Nilsson, who is on a quest to tick as many items off his Swedish bucket list before he applies for citizenship, sat down with The Local Sweden's editor to try semlor from three different Stockholm bakeries. Watch the video below, and read more about his #BecomingSwedish project here.

RECIPE: How to make your own semla

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