Happy St. Lucia Day!Last weekend we baked all the Lussekatter (Lucia buns) for today's Lucia Celebration of the Winter Solstice. They are made with saffran to get the lovely color and flavor. Maya loved designing the buns into their different shapes and she wanted to go beyond the traditional shapes...so our buns have butterflies, flowers and snails in the batch. It was a pj day and we watched "Little House on the Prairie" DVD's while waiting for the buns to rise and bake. It was the first time that Maya was really interested in making them with me and she helped during all steps of the process. Here she is brushing the egg on the tops to make them shiny.
Always add a few raisins for extra decoration...
All finished! Lussekatter! Lucia Buns! Delicious with coffee, milk, hot chocolate and glögg!
Click here if you would like to see the recipe!
This photo is from St. Lucia Day in 2005 when Maya 4 years old. I made her candle crown instead of buying the flashlight kind but you can see that it was rather "floppy". It still looked very cute! Click here if you would like to see and hear the real Lucia song.
I'll post another photo when she is Lucia later today! She's been singing the traditional Lucia songs all week!