The perfect christmas saffron buns

As a Swede, these saffron buns just scream christmas to me. I'm not sure if us Swedes are the only ones raving about saffron buns during the christmas month, but I can simply not get enough of them. We call them lussebullar or lussekatter ("katter" means cats but they don't look like cats, do they?), and everyone eats them. I have no idea why we eat them, but they're delicious so I'm not complaining. So without further ado, here's my recipe for the perfect saffron buns/lussebullar/lussekatter!
This recipe makes 24-32 buns
Start off by melting the butter together with the saffron, then remove it from the heat and add the cream and milk. In a bowl, dissolve the yeast into the liquid before adding eggs, sugar and salt. Add the flour a few decilitre at a time, stiring inbetween. Let the dough rise for about an hour before kneading and dividing the dough into quarters, then every quarter into 6-8 pieces.
Turn on the oven to 200 degrees celsius before rolling out the pieces of dough and turning them into s-shaped buns. Decorate the buns with rasins, brush them with egg and milk and them put them into the oven for 8-10 minutes. Voila! Ready to eat and celebrate Christmas the swedish way!

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  1. One of the best things about blogging is discovering other countries' customs and this is a great example of this - I've never heard of saffron buns before and they look beyond tasty! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    1. I feel the same! And they're super delicious, you have to try them sometime! :)


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