This post Fat-Tuesday was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius-Lindhe in the blog Tyras Trädgård/ Tyra's Garden
Finally it is here! The day I'm been longing for, Fat-Tuesday or Fettisdagen as we say in my native to tongue.
This is the day we eat "Semla" This wonderful bun made of wheat flour and flavoured with cardamom. After it is baked and cool, you cut the top of the bun and fill it with soft almond paste. Now you whip some delicious cream and add it nicely on top of the bun, gently put back the lid you cut off earlier and dust over some icing sugar. Voilà - a SEMLA!
You can eat it just as it is together with your coffee or tea…or even better perhaps with a cup of hot chocolate. We however, usually, on this day anyway, eat it on a plate this hot milk. Then it is called “Hetvägg” translated to your lingo, it would be something like “Hot Wall” A bit odd, but there you go, this is a very old tradition…I’m sure it there is a good explanation somewhere.
Fat Tuesday...Mardi Gras...well that is a completely different thing, we do not party at all on this day.