The Semm (pl. "Semms" or "Semm'l") is a kind of small white bread, not unlike the darker loibl, but nevertheless so different that it can‘t go as a variety of the loibl. Due to its look it is sometimes called clock-bread‘la or time-wheel as well.
Click on the cookery book to read the recipe of the Semm.
Semm'l are as rare as
common. Only made out of the finest
golden rain, and the flower sieved on top to remove the coarse outer shells,
it is so expensive as it is delicious. It is baked to a golden colour and when
cut open it is nearly white. When the dough has nearly reached its final size, a
pattern is imprinted on top which looks like the five main sections of the
Semm‘l are eaten as a savory snak with just a little butter, with butter and thin slices of a fine meat or other lightly tasting salty topics, however nothing can surpass a half of a Semm, cut along its rim, buttered and topped with fine honey from the Aurora plains.
Varieties. There exist a few varieties of the Semm, which can be better categorized as sweets or cakes. These are as follows:
The Milch Semm or Queen's Semm
This is an enriched version of the standard Semm with milch, more honey and a taenish egg added.
If it should ever happen, that one or two pairs of Milch Semms are not eaten shortly after they came out of the oven, but that they were left to get dry, a delicious dessert can be created out of them, which the Santhalian people call the King‘s Favorite, due to a story of a queen who gained back the heart of her husband by inventing this bakery item.
Of course these varities are not the only Semm'l - bakers throughout Santharia are very imaginative when creating their own special versions. Just have a look around!
Information provided by Talia Sturmwind