St. Lucia Buns with Saffron and  Almond Filling

Here’s a little taste of what St. Lucia's Day is all about!

Total Time: 3 hrs 35 min

Yield: 15 servings

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They're the perfect snack or breakfast treat you can make at home! The best saffron-hued buns.


Warm milk Saffron threads Dry yeast Sugar Butter Eggs All-purpose flour Almond paste Hot water Italian Pastry Cream Optional: Pearl sugar


Prepare and make the dough. Let it rise in an oiled bowl.

Step 1

Punch and shape the dough into a ball on a floured surface.

Step 2

Roll the dough into a rectangle shape in an even thickness.

Step 3

Place the almond cream filling on top of the dough and spread. 

Step 4

Roll the dough into a log shape and cut crosswise into 1-inch slices.

Step 5

Place the dough slice in the prepared baking pan and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rest and rise until doubles in size.

Step 6

Bake the rolls until slightly golden brown and remove the pan from the oven.

Step 8

Tips for cutting the Saffron Sweet Rolls:

Use a very sharp knife

Use fishing string

Use nonflavored floss

December 13, St. Lucia Day, also known as the Festival of Light, is a day of celebration in Sweden in the spirit of Advent and Christmas. Make these traditional saffron sweet buns to celebrate!

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