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Where does one get this pastry in LA ??????????

kevin Mar 11, 2014 04:37 PM


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  1. Novelli RE: kevin Mar 11, 2014 04:44 PM

    Did a Google search for 'los angeles Swedish semla'. Found this.


    scroll down to Spring.

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      kevin RE: Novelli Mar 11, 2014 05:09 PM

      Thanks. That sounds quite good.

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        happybaker RE: kevin Mar 11, 2014 09:23 PM

        Kevin -

        Berolina Bakery ROCKS. Really great stuff and you can embarrass yourself with their egg salad sandwich - way more than one person should eat. But you do!

        So go, get baked goods - and then hit Schreiners sausage next door - and be a very happy boy. Killer well made stuff.


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          Savour RE: kevin Mar 18, 2014 04:37 PM

          I've had the semla there. They're great. I've heard that one way to eat them is to soften them in warm milk.

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          happybaker RE: Novelli Mar 11, 2014 09:20 PM


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          carter RE: kevin Mar 11, 2014 09:00 PM

          Where's WildSwede?

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            WildSwede RE: carter Mar 18, 2014 01:20 PM

            Sorry - have not been on recently. Berolina does it - you can order them or they have them in the case around Lent/Easter.

          2. orythedog RE: kevin Mar 12, 2014 11:36 AM


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              pizzafreak RE: orythedog Mar 12, 2014 04:01 PM

              No, not at Nata's. They have creampuffs. I went to Berolina today and took home 2 for breakfast tomorrow

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              latindancer RE: kevin Mar 12, 2014 04:42 PM

              Sadly, having moved to LA from a very dense population of Scandanvians, and remarkable bakeries to go along with it, I've yet to find even remotely equivalent pastries that I was used to and loved.
              If you find anything please let us know.

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                oldusedcop RE: latindancer Mar 18, 2014 03:12 PM

                Copenhagen Pastry on Washington in Culver City. Sinful!

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                ilysla RE: kevin Mar 12, 2014 05:37 PM

                Didn't look at the pic originally when I thread responses since I know nothing about Scandinavian pastries. However, this reminds me a lot of a Chinese pastry I used to love as a kid (a roll cut in half, filled w/ cream, and dusted w/ coconut.... Doubt the Scandinavian version uses coconut, though).

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                  Savour RE: ilysla Mar 18, 2014 04:38 PM

                  Semlar are flavored with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream.

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                  happybaker RE: kevin Mar 12, 2014 07:50 PM

                  From Berolina's facebook page...

                  FAT TUESDAY!!!!! 03/04
                  Don't forget to order you freshly baked "SWEDISH SEMLA" with lots of almond paste and fresh whipped creme ! we will have plenty of them available in the store. Only $3.50
                  We will be open from 7 am. until 6 pm.

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