Several years ago, for my birthday, my partner Dan decided he was going to make me a Mojito Cake. He did some research into different types of cake recipes, frostings and ways to infuse unique flavors inside a cake. The hidden gem to this cake was a boiled mixture of butter and sugar, to which rum and mint were added. When the cake was cooling, he poked tiny holes in the cake and slowly brushed this mixture into the cake until it was all absorbed. To this day, this is one of the tastiest cakes I've ever eaten ... and hopefully, someday you'll read more about that cake on this blog!
The title is a Swedish lesson in number. You can eat "one semla" or "many semlor". Once you try these, you'll probably understand why you seldom see the word in its singular form.
I won't go into great detail describing the history of semlor in Sweden. You can read all about that in English (or Swedish if you prefer) on Wikipedia. I've tried many a semlor recipe over time ... some good, and some not. I'll save you the time and research, and include the recipe that works best for me.
The adventures of two guys who like to bake, cook, drink and try new recipes