The FIKA Semla
How to Make It
Make the bun dough:
Mix the milk, egg, yeast, flour, sugar, butter, salt, and ground cardamon on low speed in a food processor for approximately 30 minutes.
Divide the dough and shape into round balls, each weighing approximately 50 grams. Let proof on a baking sheet for two hours, covered in plastic film.
Once proofed, bake at 450 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes Let cool completely, then slice each bun to create a “bottom” and “lid" (see photo above).
Make the almond filling:
Mash together almond paste, water, ground cardamom, and sliced almonds together with a fork until fully combined.
Spoon 1 tablespoon of the almond filling into each bun “bottom” and gently press into the dough. Top with whipped cream.
Place “lid” on bun and finish off with a dusting of powdered sugar.