Tuesday, December 13

Happy St. Lucia day!!

Yesterday we made Lussekatter, very yummy buns for the celebration of St. Lucia today. Here are some facts about December 13th and the St. Lucia day, and here is a movie showing how it is celebrated in Scandinavia. And if you want to make these delicious buns, here's the recipe:

Recipe for "Lussekatter" or saffron bread in English

150 g butter
5 dl milk
50 g dry yeast
1/2 ts saffron (not necessary)
150 g sugar
1/2 ts salt
2 ts cardamom
13 dl flour
1 egg and raisins for decoration

Grind saffron with a little sugar in a mortar and pestle. Melt butter, add milk and heat to 40 degrees (too hot to keep your finger in), add salt and saffron. Mix dry ingredients and gradually add the hot milk mixture. Knead the dough. Place in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let rise til twice the size. Knead again. Divide the dough into 30 parts. Roll into traditional shapes, add raisin decoration and place on a greased sheet. Let rise 15 minutes. Brush with beaten egg. Bake 7-10 minutes at 225 degrees.
Bon appetitt!



Desirée-ScrapDees said...

mjammie, looks great!

Janne Thörne said...

Ha en underbar Lucia-kväll!

Marina said...
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Marina said...

Deilig, kjenner duften av lussekatter helt hit.