Next Up: St. Lucia Buns (Swedish Lussekatter)

Also known as “Swedish saffron buns” in some quarters, St. Lucia buns are traditionally made and consumed on December 13th in Scandinavia (the Feast of St. Lucia). They are a type of brioche infused with saffron and enriched — or should I say further enriched — with a farmer’s cheese called kesella which we know as quark. They’re rolled into a “S” shape and baked in a hot oven. The result is rich, moist and extremely addictive. Let’s do this thing.

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