Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mom's little helper and the recipe for Lucia buns

Well - today it has been baking day here in the house. We have been baking (read Isac and I)
from 9-20 - well - Isac helped from time to time of
course ;-))
He just loves to bake and to be able to assist. So of course it takes a little bit longer than normal, but that doesn't matter.

We have been baking lucia buns (with and without saffron), bread (4 different kinds), cakes and gingerbread biscuits. So guess if my feet are aching from standing all day long...
Anyway - here are some pics + the recipe of my Lucia buns if you dare to have a go.


The recipe for Lucia buns (approx 30)

* 175 g butter
* 5 dl of milk
* 50 g yeast
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 3/4 - 2 dl of sugar
* 1 g saffron (if you like - I made one with and one without)
* 1 egg
* 1 - 1/2 dl of raisins
* approx 15 dl of wheat flour

Melt the butter and mix with the milk. Heat the butter- and milkmix to 37C.
Dissolve the yeast in some of the butter- & milkmix.
Poor in the rest of the butter- & milkmix, salt, sugar, saffron (if you want), egg and raisins.
Blend well.
Add the flour - leave some until it's time for you to bake the buns.
Blend well.
Let the dough rise for 30 minutes.
Knead the dough and divide it into 30 small rolls.
To make the lucia buns you roll the dough to small long buns, then turn the sides towards the middle - the bun should look like a S.
Add raisins in each end - almost like an eye.
Let the buns rise for 30 minutes.
Paint the buns with a whipped egg. (don't know if that's the right English expression, but....)
Bake the buns in the middle of the oven at 225-250C for 5-10 minutes.
Good luck!


Rach said...

Anki, i can almost smell your yummy cooking, your buns and gingerbread looks gorgeous. little Isac looks like he is enjoying helping his mummy...the best bit is licking the spoon....:)
you go put your aching feet up sweetie and have a glass of well earned wine...
big hugs rachxxx

Tammi said...

Wow, Anki! You've been very busy! It all looks so yummy, Isac looks like he's enjoying himself, what a great helper. :) Enjoy all your goodies!
Hugs, Tammi

Anonymous said...

oH Yummie, Yummie.. looking at those pics makes me hungry!!

Isac sure looks like he enjoyed himself! and thanks for the recipe!

Now I've got to find some time and test these buns out, I'm sure I can get the help of my girls and even Jake.. he want's to be a chef when he grows up! lol

TFS hunnie,
Hugs, Marlene x

Jeanette said...

Those pictures of your baked goods is making my mouth water! Isac looks so happy. It may take longer but it is worth the smiles on their faces! I will have to try the recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us! Hugs Jeanette

Lim said...

Oh My god Ankiiiii :))

Isac look so cute :)) and those buns are Mmmm yummy.. I wish we can live closer so I can go right now to your house and try these delicious buns, cakes and breads. :))
They look delicious and Isac look adorable :)

Evelina Wikberg said...

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Rach said...

Hope that your feeling better soon Anki, and that your fever has gone..take care and snuggle up nice and warm. hugs rachx

cathrine said...

haha tom jag kan se nu att han liknar mig! men vilken bra moster att likna, eller hur? ;)

såg att du e sjuk, stackare! hoppas du blir helt frisk snart :)

många många kramar från köpenhamn!