Thank you for your order of SEMLA. We received a total of 101 semla orders.
Please pick up your order at the following locations:
Pick up only at two locations on Tuesday, February 16, 2021:
10am-12noon at 4402 Ocean Front Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451
2pm-4pm at 104 Constitution Drive Virginia Beach VA 23462 *Regal Columbus Theatre Parking lot at Town Center in Virginia Beach
Please contact Gunilla if you have any questions at 757-620-7830 or email at gunillanb(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
The oldest version of the semla was a plain bread bun, eaten in a bowl of warm milk. In Swedish this is known as hetvägg.
The semla was originally eaten only on Shrove Tuesday, as the last festive food before Lent. The semla in its bowl of warm milk became a traditional dessert every Tuesday between Shrove Tuesday and Easter.
Today in Sweden, semlor are available in shops and bakeries every day from shortly after Christmas until Easter. Each Swede consumes on average four to five bakery-produced semlor each year, in addition to any that are homemade.
King Adolf Fredrick of Sweden died of digestion problems on February 12, 1771 after consuming a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring and champagne, which was topped off by fourteen helpings of semlor, the king’s favorite dessert.