Friday, February 12, 2010
I always take my guests to Lux Choklad och Efterätt on Lilla Essingen on Stockholm. It can be quite a haul. Imagine my previous disappointment when semla season came around and Lux -- my favorite place for buns, had not done a semla last year. A semla, by the way, is a Fat Tuesday bun. It's a cardamom bun filled with marzipan and whipped cream and then dusted lightly with powdered sugar. I talked with the bun man about my disappointment that they made no Fat Tuesday buns, and lo and behold. Not only did he make a semla this year it won the best in Fat Tuesday buns in Stockholm.
In any event, the moment I had eaten the first bun from Lux, I declared I would one day marry the bun man in gratitude. But now he's been revealed to all of Sweden alas!