Sweden: St. Lucia saffron buns

Lussekatter1Will you have some buns? Saffron buns, I mean.

In Sweden, and other Scandinavian countries, saffron rolls are baked only during the Christmas holidays, starting with St. Lucia’s Day on December 13th, also known as the Festival of Light.

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St-Nicholas’ Mannele

Mannele 1-2With December fast approaching, you may have seen, in many bakers’ windows, small man-shaped brioches named Mannele (or Mannala, or Jean Bonhomme).

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