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Happy Lucia Day

Lussekatter - Saffron Lucia buns
Two or three years ago, I started a new tradition: on the 13th of December I make lussekatter (saffron Lucia buns). It is mainly a Swedish traditional bake, but I felt like I needed something to brighten up the middle of December.

And lussekatter definitely brighten things up, just look at that beautiful yellow colour! It is even more yellow in person. And they are delicious too. The saffron ads just a hint of spicy sweetness.

Danes mainly bake biscuits in December, and I don’t fancy biscuits for breakfast, but lussekatter work very well for breakfast! :-)

Lussekatter - Saffron Lucia buns
Ohh, the golden yumminess!

If you want to make your own lussekatter, this is the recipe I followed. Minus the raisins, because I didn’t have any. And I would also suggest adjusting the oven temperature. The recipe says 250°C and I did mine at 220°C and that was still a bit too hot, they became rather well done on the outside before being cooked properly on the inside.

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