St Lucy's Day, A Special Birthday and Saffron Cakes ~ Lussekatter

St Lucy's Day, A Special Birthday and Saffron Cakes ~ Lussekatter

On December Saint Lucia Day, your family can pay homage to the fourth-century saint remembered for her hospitality. This festive bread is inspired by the candle-covered crown she is said to have worn to light her way as she brought food to the poor.

Scandinavian Coffee Cake Crown

Coffee Cake Crown

As the sun rises on December Scandinavians honor Saint Lucia, the patroness of light, at an early-morning feast of cake or buns flavored with saffron, which imparts a golden hue / FREE recipe

Sprinkle Bakes: St. Lucia Buns (Swedish Saffron Christmas Bread)

St. Lucia Buns (Swedish Saffron Christmas Bread)

St. Lucia Buns - recipe from King Arthur Flour

Holiday baking traditions: St. Lucia Buns

How to make Saffron buns for St. Lucia's feast day (December 13). Step by step picture tutorial.

Saffron buns, also known “Lussekatter”, are Swedish yeast buns that are traditionally made and eaten on St. Lucia’s feast day

Add a little bit of Scandinavia to your holiday celebrations with these Scandinavian Christmas recipes on Babble.

Celebrate With Scandinavian Holiday Recipes

I am obsessed with telling the story of St. Lucia to my students in chapel near her feast on Dec. 13. Now to find a child who will "be" St. Lucia and wear the crown of candles! Meanwhile, who wants to bake 400 St. Lucia Buns with me (lussekatt)?

St. Lucia Buns

I am obsessed with telling the story of St. Lucia to my students in chapel near her feast on Dec. Lucia and wear the crown of candles! Lucia Buns with me (lussekatt)?

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