Swedish Explorer Scout Semlors

We had a cooking evening tonight with Trangia Stoves and an activity from the Scout website. It didn't exactly go to plan! Although the finished offerings tasted really good. We all decided this recipe is better suited to an oven and we plan to try it again in the new year in the kitchen.

Make your scout semlor


240g flour

120g sugar

Two teaspoons baking powder

Two teaspoons ground cardamom

250ml oat milk

100ml water from a can of chickpeas (aquafaba)

200ml oat cream (or other cream)

200g almond paste (or marzipan)


Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

Serves: 4

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and cardamom in a container with a lid (like a jar).

Pour in the oat milk, shake, then stir with a spoon until you get a smooth batter.

Pour in the chickpea water and stir again.

Set up your stove or start a fire.

Of course, you can make these in a frying pan on the hob too.

Put some oil in the pan and add a couple of dollops of batter to make two small pancakes (krabbelurer). Let them fry until the batter starts to bubble a little.

Flip your pancakes and fry them on the other side.

When they’re ready, take them out of the pan and repeat steps five and six but with a much smaller amount of batter to make the ‘lids’ for your semlor.

While the pancakes are cooking, mix the almond paste with some cream so that it gets soft.

Whip the cream.

Take one of the larger pancakes, spread some of the almond paste on it, add some whipped cream and top with a smaller pancake.

Now you’ve made some krabbelursemlor it’s time to eat, enjoy, and chat about fika and fettisdag.


This activity was about being an international citizen and learning about different foods, festivals and culture in another country.

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