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This is a family recipe from Swedien, they are typically eaten on December 13, but we serve them for the holidays
  Milk 300 Milliliter
  Saffron 1 Gram
  Baker's yeast 50 Gram
  Sugar 150 Gram
  Butter/Margarine 125 Gram
  All purpose flour 700 Gram
  Egg 1
  Salt To Taste
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1. Melt butter or margarine in a pan and add the milk and the saffron.
2. Warm the mixture to 37 oC (100 oF).
3. Use a thermometer; the correct temperature is important!
4. Pour the mixture over the finely divided yeast; then add the remaining ingredients (except for the egg and the raisins), which should have a temperature of 21-23 oC (72-75 oF).
5. Mix into a smooth dough.
6. Cover the dough with a piece of cloth and let it rise for 30 minutes.
7. Knead the dough, divide it into 25-30 pieces and form each piece into a round bun.
8. Let the buns rest for a few minutes, covered by a piece of cloth.
9. Form each bun into a string, 15-20 cm long, then arrange the string in a suitable shape, e.g. an S or double S. Regardless of the shape, the ends of the string should meet.
10. Press a few raisins into the dough.
11. Cover the"Lucia cats" with a piece of cloth and let them rise for 40 minutes.
12. Whip the egg together with a few grains of salt, and paint the"Lucia cats" with the mixture.
13. Bake them for 5-10 minutes in the oven at 250 oC (475 oF) until golden brownish yellow.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes
Saint Lucia buns

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 397 Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.3%

Saturated Fat 6 g30.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 42.5 mg14.2%

Sodium 52.7 mg2.2%

Total Carbohydrates 66 g22%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.5%

Sugars 18.4 g

Protein 10 g19.5%

Vitamin A 6.1% Vitamin C 0.4%

Calcium 4.6% Iron 23.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Lussekatter Recipe, Saint Lucia Buns