HI MY FELINE FOLLOWERS!
I am covered in flour…so I am having a frew sneezes! Excuise e moiz!!!
I have been busy in the kitchen this morning making a litte treat for you all. You are all gonna LOVE it coz it’s a CREAMY treat!!!!
May I present a SEMLA, MY FRIENDS!
It’s a kind of traditional Swedish fresh cream bun and I make the bun for the two-legged ones, and whip the cream for me and my brother and sister. This means all the more cream for us……
Anyways, in case you wanna give the SEMLA a try here is a real good recipe I got from a TV-chef!
Calculated for 14 servings
200 g of milk (2 cups)
300 g of wheat flour (5 ml)
25 g yeast
150 g flour (2 1/2 cup)
1 pc egg
2 g of salt (1/2 tsp)
5 g of cardamom (1 tbsp)
80 g butter
80 g powdered sugar (1 cup)
500 g almond paste
50 g ground almonds (1 cup)
50 g chopped almonds (1/2 cup)
5 g of cardamom (1 tbsp)
20 g vanilla sugar (2 1/2 tablespoons)
90 g powdered sugar (1 1/2 cup)
150 g of milk (1 1/2 cup)
1 liter of cream- no lickin!!!
HOW TO MAKE THE BUNS:
Heat the milk until it’s lukewarm. Then mix it with flour and yeast and run the mixture in a food processor until the ingredients form a smooth dough. Then let the dough rest for about 15 minutes.
Mix in the remaining ingredients in the food processor for a minute on low speed, then a little faster for about 4 minutes until the ingredients are well mixed. Divide the dough into 14 equal pieces, about 60 g / pc. Make round buns with your paws and place on a plate with parchment paper. Leave to rise wrapped in a cloth until doubled in size for about 1.5- 2 hours.
Bake in the oven at 250 degrees Celsius. Be sure to lower the temperature to 200 degrees as soon as you have placed the buns inside the oven. Bake the buns for about 8 minutes.
Mix all ingredients except the milk to a pulp, then add the milk a little at a time,and mix well until you have a nice almond filling. Cut out a triangle shape in the centre of each bun and fill it with the almond paste. Whip the cream with a whisk or your tail and put on top of the almond paste.Finally, put the triangle you have cut out from the bun on top and sprinkle with some icing sugar.
Phew! A lot of work for some cream you might think. But hey, the doughy stuff keeps the two-legged ones occupied so all that lovely cream is ours for the taking.
HOW TO GET THE CREAM:
You wait until the two-legged has placed a Semla on his or her plate and poured him or herself a drink of something hot, black and disgusting. Then you go down real low on the table behind the Semla and pretend you are just looking. Look adoringly at the bun, blink a few times and purr S L O W L Y ….The human will definately find this cute and feel flattered by your interest. Then you very slowly and carefully stick out the tip of your tongue and start licking off the cream from the side of the bun facing towards you…..MMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm….. S L I C I O U S !
Bon apetite and Vive la Semla!