Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mardi Gras!

Some people want New Orleans cuisine for Mardi Gras, but in our household, with Clint's love of Scandinavia and my actual connection to Scandinavian traditions (as loose as that connection may be), we go for Swedish cuisine.

Worcester is home to a number of excellent eateries. One of our more recent discoveries (sad for our taste buds, good for our waistlines) is the Crown Bakery on Gold Star Blvd. The Crown is a Swedish bakery, specializing in all the deliciousness any bakery can provide, but also in a few Scandinavian delicacies. One of these is Semla Buns, or Semlor. Semlor are a traditional/stereotypical Swedish cardamom roll filled with almond paste and whipped cream, and are eaten on Semmeldagen. (I hear another common filling is strawberry)
You can see that Semlor aren't the only things we came away with, I couldn't resist a half dozen cardamom rolls.

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