(St. Lucia Buns)


You will Need:

1/3 cup milk

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1/4 cup warm water

1 package yeast

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon saffron

2 and 3/4 cups flour

vegetable oil

1 egg

1 tablespoon water



Step One - Put the milk and butter or margarine in a small saucepan. Heat until the butter or margarine melts


Step Two - Mix the warm water and yeast in a large bowl.


Step Three - Add the warm milk and butter or margarine mixture. Add the egg, sugar, salt, and saffron. Add 1 and 1/2 cups of flour. Mix well.


Step Four - Add more flour gradually until the dough is stiff. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes.


Step Five - Coat the bowl with cooking oil and put in your dough ball. Cover with a towel and let the dough rise until it is doubled in size.


Step Six - Punch down the dough and divide it into 12 sections. Roll each section into a rope. Cross two ropes in the middle and curl the ends into circles. (See these Swedish icons for an example.)


Step Seven - Carefully place the buns on a greased cookie sheet, cover, and let rise until they are doubled in size.


Step Eight - Mix and egg and water and brush the tops of the buns. Decorate with raisins.


Step Nine - Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!



(Rice Pudding)


You will Need:

1 teaspoon butter or margarine

1 cup rice

1 cup water

dash of cinnamon

4 cups milk

1/4 cup sugar

1 almond





Step One - Put the butter or margarine, rice, water, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer and until the water is absorbed.


Step Two - Add the milk and sugar. Simmer for another 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the almond.


Step Three - Serve with cream and sugar and cinnamon. Traditionally, the one who finds the almond will be the next to marry in the next year. Enjoy!




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