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
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.
Add the flour - leave some until it's time for you to bake the buns.
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.