Another Swedish tradition (celebrated by ALL Swedes!) is Fettisdag - Fat Tuesday! What on earth is Fat Tuesday? Traditionally, Swedes would eat Semlor (see above and below) every Tuesday 8 weeks before Easter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semla) and on the same day back in ol' Blightey the English celebrate Shrove Tuesday and scoff many many pancakes. So Semla-day is like a weird version of that, only with sweet bread rolls filled with almond paste and LOTS of cream. Like a creamy, sugary burger - mmmm! What will they think of next??
A Semla bun