Saint Lucia buns - Lussekatter - Saffron buns Recipe

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  • 300 ml milk
  • 1 g saffron
  • 50 g baker's yeast
  • 150 g sugar
  • 125 g butter or 125 g margarine
  • 1 egg


  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.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 177.16 Kcal (742 kJ)
Calories from fat 42.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.74g 7%
Cholesterol 18.28mg 6%
Sodium 10.01mg 0%
Potassium 68.55mg 1%
Total Carbs 29.48g 10%
Sugars 6.77g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1.04g 4%
Protein 3.77g 8%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 22.9mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 307.96 Kcal (1289 kJ)
Calories from fat 74.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.24g 7%
Cholesterol 31.77mg 6%
Sodium 17.4mg 0%
Potassium 119.15mg 1%
Total Carbs 51.25g 10%
Sugars 11.77g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1.81g 4%
Protein 6.55g 8%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 2%
Calcium 39.9mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.7
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

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