The semla consists of a cardamom-spiced wheat bun which has its top cut off and insides scooped out, and is then filled with a mix of the scooped-out bread crumbs and almond paste, topped with whipped cream. The cut-off top serves as a lid and is dusted with powdered sugar. Today it is often eaten on its own, with coffee or tea. But the old version is eaten in a bowl of hot milk, also called Hetvägg (hot wall).
Use this word in a sentence
Har ni någon semla utan mandelmassa?
Do you have any semla without the almond paste?
For the weird Swedish letters.
The first of the three Swedish characters. You’ll find the sound just before the L in words that contain AL, like: all, alter and Aldershot. Try saying ALL, but skip out the L’s. It should sound something like a mix of A and O, and it should come from the back of your mouth.
Ä is a rare sound in the British language. But if you try on an American accent and let out a fully fledge ass (or asshole), cut away everything after the A you’ll have the hang of it. It should sound something like a mix of A and E. Just as Å you’ll find the sound near your throat rather than the tip of your tongue.
Ö is the same letter as the Norwegian and Danish Ø. If you, once again, try that American accent you can hear the sound in words like: skirt, flirt, nerd, turd and bird. It’s the sound just between the U/I and the R.