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St. Lucia Buns


What are St. Lucia buns?

These beautifully shaped Swedish saffron rolls are served on December 13 to celebrate St. Lucia Day.


Toast Saffron

Toast the saffron at 275°F for 10 min, then crush and soak in 3 tablespoons of boiling water for 30 min.

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Mix & Knead Dough

Rise & Shape

Let the dough rise until it's doubled in size, then split the dough into 12 equal pieces with a bench scraper.

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Roll into Ropes

Roll each ball of dough into a long rope.  We'll twist each one of these ropes into a differently shaped bun!

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Choose a Shape

There are cats, ram's horns, Baby Jesus, priest's hair, and many other fun shapes to try!

Rise & Bake

Let the buns rise for 30-45 min, then brush with egg, decorate with raisins, and bake at 375°F for 18-20 min.

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Serve these freshly baked St. Lucia buns with a cup of hot coffee and enjoy these delicious treats!

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Want more info?

Check out the full recipe with pro tips and step-by-step photos on Savor the Flavour!

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