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Food Column: Elton on Semla Buns

If you follow Christian traditions, yesterday was shrove Tuesday, the day before a period of fasting begins. This day is also known by some as pancake Tuesday. And on pancake Tuesday, it is the custom in many homes to make pancakes for dinner. But Swedes in this city have been celebrating this time of year with an entirely different food. Our food columnist Sarah Elton was in to tell us about the Semla bun. It's a cardamom scented bun stuffed with almond paste and whipped cream. Listen audio (runs 5:08)

You can find the buns at this store. Just make sure to call ahead to check if they have any in stock.

Beaches Bakeshop and Cafe
900 Kingston Road, Toronto
(416) 686-2391

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