Lussekatter Recipe

Lussekatter are tasty and traditional Swedish-style buns prepared on Christmas. Learn how to make/prepare Swedish Saffron Buns by following this easy recipe.
Lussekatter Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 35
Calories Per Serving 169

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/8 cups Milk
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 3 (0.6 oz) cakes compressed fresh Yeast
  • 8 oz Quark/ Sour Cream
  • 2 (0.5 gram) packets Saffron (powdered)
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 7½ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Raisins (optional)
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
How to make Lussekatter:
  • Combine milk and butter in a small saucepan on medium heat.
  • Stir until the butter had melted and the temperature reaches to 100 °F (38 °C).
  • Place yeast in a bowl and crumble it.
  • Pour in the warm milk and stir to dissolve yeast.
  • Add quark, saffron, sugar, salt and 7 cups of flour to the yeast mixture. Mix well to form shiny and silky dough.
  • Add more flour the mixture, if required.
  • Cover the dough and allow it to rise for 40 minutes.
  • Take 2 or 3 baking sheets and cover each one with a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Turn the dough to a floured surface and divide it into 35 pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a rope about 5 to 6 inches long.
  • Keeping the rope flat on the surface, roll each end towards the center, in opposite directions, to form a curled S-shape.
  • Repeat with the other pieces.
  • Place the buns on the baking sheets and garnish with raisins.
  • Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C).
  • Cover the buns with a towel and let them rise for 30 minutes.
  • Brush each bun with beaten egg and bake for 5 to 10 minutes, till they are puffed and golden.

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