Mayor lines up tasty treat

The Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Margareta Holmstedt and Coun Dorothy Jordan, try out the recipe
The Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Margareta Holmstedt and Coun Dorothy Jordan, try out the recipe

A SWEDISH version of a seasonal classic will be on the menu at the Mayor’s coffee morning next week.

Mayor of Todmorden Coun Margareta Holmstedt will serve semla cakes - hollowed out hot cross buns filled with ground almonds, sugar and bun mixture, topped with whipped cream - at the event on Saturday March 19.

The coffee morning is being held to raise funds for Coun Holmstedt’s mayoral charity, the Young People’s Caravan Project in Todmorden. She is delighted with the amount of money raised so far and is hoping to add to the total of £4,000.

“I thought it was a jolly good cause and people should support it but I never thought people would be so enthusiastic about it,” she said.

The coffee morning will run from 10am until noon.

Coun Holmstedt, who follows her mother’s recipe, will hand out instruction sheets so people can make them at home.

“I have made them every Lent since I came here,” she said.