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Monday, 4 March 2019

Article: Vetekatten wins the best "Semla" by Western Taste



If you want to understand the Swedish bakery and concept of "the Semla" you must understand its history and were it comes from. Every year the kingdom of Sweden celebrates the "fat" day were the population consumes this amazing pastry. It dates all the way back to the 1500 however it got its name from a certain King back in the 1700. 

King Adolf Frederick of Sweden died of digestion problems on February 12, 1771 after consuming a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, smoked herring and champagne, which was topped off by fourteen helpings of hetvägg (semla), the king's favourite dessert.

Every year the Swedish population eats around 6 million "Semlor" on fatday and God knows how many for the whole year.

Many bakeries and coffee shops bake these desserts however only a few stands out and makes this a gourmet pastry. Vetekatten is one of them and one of the oldest cafe in Stockholm. It dates to 1928 by Ester Nordhammar. Their passion for amazing "fika" has become part of Stockholm history and tradition and delivers an amazing Semla for its population in this fantastic capital; Stockholm.

We judge the Semla on 5 categories:

Bread
4,5 out of 5

Cream
5 out of 5

Almond Icing
5 out of 5

Looks
5 out of 5

All in all, in mouth :)
5 out of 5

Yet again this little cafe delivers high quality products with fantastic service.

Written by Alexander Yü


















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