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Lussekatter (Saffron Bread)

Christmas is almost here. Its a pretty big day for most of people in Sweden. But me and my family we don’t celebrate or involve in any way to celebrate Christmas. Since we are Muslim, we have our own big days to celebrate. But I couldn’t help not to make this special bread. My husband used to eat this a lot, when he was single and still live with his family. They celebrate Christmas and eat this bread every year. So, then I my husband asked his mum (my mum-in-law) the recipe of this bread. A bit different from most of the recipes I read before. But since my husband said his mum’s Lussekatt is the best, then I have to do her recipe :p




200 grams melted butter

500 ml warm milk (around 37 deg C)

50 grams fresh yeast

2 dl caster sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cardamom (unfortunately I don’t like this in bread, so I didn’t use it :p)

15 dl AP flour

1 gram saffron

Raisins / chocolate buttons.


How to:

– Mix milk, butter, saffron and yeast. Let it sit for 5 minutes.

– In a standing mixer, add flour, sugar, salt and cardamom. Mix.

– Pour milk mixture into flour mixture slowly.

– Knead for 5 minutes over medium speed. Then rest the dough for 30 to 45 minutes until double in size.

– Shape the bread the way I show you in the picture bellow.

– Rest the bread for another 30 minutes.

– Stick 1 raisin / choco button into each side of ย the bread.

– Brush with egg wash.

– Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in 170 deg C.


Happy baking! ๐Ÿ™‚


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  1. Pingback: Vanilla Saffron Rolls | Ridha's Kitchen

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