Saffron Buns

Saffron buns – recipe with photo, Swedish cuisine
rating: 4.5
wotes: 2

Cooking time: 1 h 30 minutes


Recipe yield: 25 pcs

Swedish food

Saffron buns (swed. Lussekatt) is one of the traditional recipes of Swedish cuisine, usually prepared for Christmas. Saffron is the most expensive spice, not everyone can afford it. But Imereti saffron is not so expensive, it really is not so fragrant, but it is suitable for this recipe.

Saffron buns ingredients

Saffron buns recipe

Imereti saffron in a mortar

In the preparation of these buns, saffron plays a large role, which gives color and aroma. If you do not have saffron powder, you must crush it in a mortar with a piece of sugar.

In a bowl, butter, milk and yeast are mixed

Dilute the yeast in 4 tablespoons of warm milk. Melt the butter, pour in the milk and add to the diluted yeast.

Dough with sugar, flour and saffron

After driving in the egg, add sugar, salt and ground saffron.

Saffron bun dough

Mix well, gradually adding flour. Knead the dough and set aside for 30 minutes.

The dough is divided into a certain number of buns

When the dough is suitable, divide it into 25 parts, and roll it into a sausage about 10 cm long. Let the dough go a little further and after 10 minutes stretch the sausages 2 times longer.

Buns forming

Collapse the sausage as in the photo, insert one raisin on both sides.

Saffron rolls before baking

Place the saffron rolls on a greased baking sheet and let it come up, grease it with egg and water grease from above, and place in the oven, previously heated to 200 °C (390°F).

Saffron buns cool down

Bake saffron buns for 15-20 minutes, and then put on a wire rack and let cool.

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