Saffron buns

Lussekatter | Saffron Buns


200 g butter

5 dl milk

25 g yeast

A pinch of saffron powder (1 tsp turmeric as an alternative)

1 tsp salt

2 dl sugar

2 eggs

15 - 20 dl wheat flour


1 egg for egg wash



Melt butter and add milk until lukewarm.

Crumble the yeast in a bowl and add the lukewarm milk- stir until the yeast has dissolved.

Add saffron, salt and egg and blend well.

Add a bit of flour at a time and blend well in between.

Work the dought well before you cover it with a cloth to rise until doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius and line a baking sheet with paper.

On a floured surface, add the dought and separate into 16 parts.

Form different shapes as pictured above and place on the baking sheet.

Let rise for another 20 minutes.

Beat the egg and add a touch of water before brushing it over the buns.

Decorate with raisins. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until golden.

Freezes well!

Enjoy your Saint Lucy's Day!


Remember that your buns will be less dry if your dough is sticky- so don't use more flour than you have to!

Recipe by My Nordic Kitchen at