In the early 20th century my paternal grandparents, Rikard Severin Källman (1887-1968) and Lydia Abrahamson (1890-1978) immigrated from Sweden. I am exploring my Swedish ancestors immigrant journey to "Amerika" and life in Swedish Chicago. I am searching for cousins everywhere to share family stories, pictures, memories and new discoveries about our Swedish heritage and our family today.

~ This blog, like my family tree, is always a work in process. Please stop back now and again! ~

Tuesday, February 2

Semlor för Fettisdagen

Another Swedish tradition in good stuff to eat. 
Semlor, which are cardamom scented buns filled with almond paste and whipped cream.
Originally they were only eaten on "fettisdagen" (Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday), the day before the beginning of Lent. This year fettisdagen is the 9th of February or one week from today. Nowadays in Sweden they are popular from Christmas to Easter. But never after Easter. The recipe can be found at

along with many other wonderful Swedish recipes you must try as tribute to your Swedish ancestry! can also be found on Facebook.

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