One of the most commonly baked goods in Sweden is probably cinnamon rolls. For some reason we even have “The Cinnamon Roll’s Day” (Kanelbullens Dag), which is always on October 4th. I suspect we’re the only country in the world that has a day dedicated to a baked bun? Or?
Not only that, but we have more days like that! We also have a “Fat Tuesday” or old word was White Tuesday, which is in reality some related to some Christian holiday that we’ve completely perverted to now only really be about eating this specific Swedish thing called a semla. (A bun with whipped cream and almond paste, basically.) (If I remember correctly, it’s always the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. I guess we used to want to fatten up before going into lent?)
Oh, and we also have a day dedicated to waffles. Yep. The waffle day. Interestingly enough, this is also an old Christian holiday that we’ve perverted into waffles. (I think it’s Annunciation Day or something in English? The day Virgin Mary was told by the angel Gabriel about being pregnant.) But yes, we’ve made it about waffles. Please don’t tell the pope.
I think we can safely say that Swedish people love their baked goods.