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

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

    http://www.berolinabakery.com/seasona...

    scroll down to Spring.

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    1. re: Novelli

      Thanks. That sounds quite good.

      1. re: kevin

        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.

        http://schreinersfinesausages.com

        1. re: kevin

          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.

          1. re: carter

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

            1. re: orythedog

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

            2. 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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              1. re: latindancer

                Copenhagen Pastry on Washington in Culver City. Sinful!

              2. 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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                1. re: ilysla

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

                2. 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.