Swedish "Semlor" with Almond Filling and Whipped Cream

by Fattig.student
160 min
Swedish "Semlor" with Almond Filling and Whipped Cream


  • 50 g butter
  • 3 1/2 dl milk
  • 500 g plain white flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 pack dry yeast
  • 50 g almond meal
  • 50 g powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 dl heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and add the milk.
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, cardamom dry yeast and salt in a bowl.
  3. Add the butter and milk mixture (make sure it is just below 37 degrees celcius by pouring a drop over your wrist. If it feels hotter than your skin, allow it to cool a little longer). Knead the dough for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Shape the dough into a large sausage and divide into approximately equal parts. Knead each part into round buns and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Let the buns rise while covered with a kitchen towel for about 1.5-2 hours.
  6. Bake the buns in the middle of the oven at 200 degrees celsius for about 15-20 minutes. Cool on a rack.
  7. Make the almond filling by mixing together ground almonds with powdered sugar and water. Set aside.
  8. Whip the heavy cream together with some vanilla sugar.
  9. Cut out a triangle from the top of the buns and fill the insides with almond filling and whipped cream. Serve immediately.