Saffron Buns (Lussekatter)

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 7 mins

Saffron Buns are an old tradition and are commonly eaten on December 13, Lucia Day and all the time up until Christmas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. The ingredients are the same as for cinnamon rolls, follow the same directions.
  2. Add the saffron to the liquid and mix.
  3. Add the egg as the dough is kneaded.
  4. Take a piece of dough, roll it out into a long string, thick as your finger and about 4-5 in (10-12 cm) long.
  5. Roll up both ends in opposite circles until they meet about midway.
  6. Place a raisin into the center of each circle.
  7. This is called a"lussekatt".
  8. Let the"lussekatt"'s rise about 30-40 min in a nondrafty environment.
  9. Baste with whipped egg and bake in 420-440 °F (200-225 °C), or until golden.
Most Helpful

What if you are like me and do not know how to make cinnamon rolls? This recipe can be improved by being complete.

terriwin December 16, 2004