Semmel-Wrap Another Kind Of Semla

Semmelwrap Another Kind Of Semla

Semmelwrap is another kind of the classic Swedish pastry semla. Semla is a cardamom-flavoured bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream. It’s traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday. Semla is one of my favorites. Give it a try, it’s really worth it.

Semmel-Wrap Another Kind Of Semla

Semmelwrap was invented by Mattias Ljungberg in Stockholm 2015. And it quickly became a favorite. There are so many different varieties of semla because many patisseries invent new ones every year.

The ingredients in semmelwrap are similar to a regular semla. The main difference between a traditional semla and semmelwrap is that the dough is rolled out thin and baked easily, so that it can be rolled like a sandwich wrap around the whipped cream and almond paste.

Semmel-Wrap Another Kind Of Semla

How to make Semmelwrap

  • Crumb yeast in a bowl.
  • Heat milk and water to a maximum of 37 °C (98,6°F )and pour over the yeast.
  • Add butter, sugar, salt, cardamom, eggs, baking powder and most of the flour. With an electrical stand mixer work the dough until smooth. Let rise for 30-40 min. Set the oven to 225°C (437°F).
dough for semmelwrap
  • Take the dough on a floured work surface and divide the dough into 12 pieces, roll into smooth buns. Roll out each bun into a very thin circle, 1-2 mm (1/26 to 1/16 inches) thick and about 20 cm (7,8 in) in diameter. If necessary, sprinkle some flour on the table so that they do not get stuck.
  • Place them on sheets of parchment paper. Bake in the middle of the oven for 3-4 minutes. They must be precisely baked through and not given color as they must be able to be folded without cracking.
  • Let the wraps cool between the baking towels, so that they stay soft.
  • While the wraps are cooling down make the almond paste (see almond paste). You can also use store-bought, but homemade always tastes better. Grate the almond mass and mix it with a little milk to a smooth cream.
homemade almond paste
Homemade almond paste
  • Spread the almond paste mixture over the entire semmel-wrap.
  • Then whip the cream and fill the wrap using a piping bag or a spoon.
  • Finally fold it like a wrap. Bottom first, then fold the edges over the filling.
  • Wrap in parchment paper.

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Semmel-Wrap Another Kind Of Semla

Semmelwrap

SemmelWrap is another kind of the classic Swedish pastry Semla. Semla is a cardamom-flavoured bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Swedish
Servings 12
Calories 315 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 bowls
  • 1 Electric stand mixer
  • 1 Rolling Pin

Ingredients
  

  • 25 g Yeast (0.88 oz) fresh
  • 100 ml Milk (0.4 cup)
  • 150 ml Water (0.63 cup)
  • 100 g Butter (5.2 oz)
  • 100 g Sugar (0.5 cup) white
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Cardamom seeds freshly ground
  • 1 Egg
  • 480 g Flour (8dl) (3 ¾cups) all-purpose
  • 1 tsp Baking powder

Filling Almond paste

  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 100 g Almond paste (3,5 oz)

Whipped cream

  • 400 ml Whipping cream (1¾Cups)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Crumb yeast in a bowl.
  • Heat milk and water to a maximum of 37 ° and pour over the yeast.
  • Add butter, sugar, salt, cardamom, eggs, baking powder and most of the flour. Work the dough smoothly with an electric stand mixer. Let rise for 30-40 min. Preheat oven to 225°C (437°F).
    dough for semmelwrap
  • Take the dough on a floured work surface and divide the dough into 12 pieces, roll into smooth buns. Roll out each bun into a very thin circle, 1-2 mm (1/26 to 1/16 inches) thick and about 20 cm in diameter. If necessary, sprinkle some flour on the table so that they do not get stuck.
    dough for semmelwrap
  • Place them on sheets of parchment paper. Bake in the middle of the oven for 3-4 minutes. They must be precisely baked through and not given color as they must be able to be folded without cracking. Take a fork and gently prick a few holes in the dough.
    dough for semmelwrap
  • Let the wraps cool between the baking towels, so that they stay soft.
    wrap baked
  • While the wraps are cooling down make the almond paste (see almond paste). You can also use store-bought, but homemade always tastes better. Grate the almond mass and mix it with the milk to a smooth cream.
    semmel wrap filling
  • Spread the almond paste mixture over the entire semmel-wrap.
    semmel wrap filling
  • Then whip the cream and fill the wrap using a piping bag or a spoon.
    whipped cream in wrap
  • Finally fold it like a wrap. Bottom first, then fold the edges over the filling.
    Semmel-Wrap Another Kind Of Semla
  • Wrap in parchment paper.

Bon Appétit

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