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St. Lucia Saffron Buns Recipe

By Patrice Johnson | December 13, 2012

Photo: macro man

Photo: macro man

St. Lucia saffron buns can be shaped in numerous forms. The most popular today are Lussekatter, Julkronor, and Julgaltar. Interestingly, Lussekatter are a reference to Lucia’s relationship with Lucifer and the cat-form witches were said to assume.

Adapted from Aquavit: The New Scandinavian Cuisine

Swiss Chard and Saffron Tart Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | December 3, 2012

Swiss Chard and Saffron Tart

I love the idea of savory tarts, but we’re reaching that point in the holiday season when I am utterly weary of cutting butter into flour and chilling for two hours, only to then fail to roll out a pie crust that doesn’t look like a patchwork quilt. Plus, I’m getting enough saturated fat at dessert…I don’t really need it for lunch and dinner, too.

This week, I discovered yeasted tart dough and my whole worldview shifted. Not only is it easy to throw together, but there is nary a tablespoon of butter in sight making it figure-friendly. While not quite as flaky as as a butter-based crust, it is a bit heartier, which pairs perfectly with this saffron-infused swiss chard filling. Now you truly can have your “pie” and eat it too.

Joanne Bruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student. Find more of delicious ramblings over at her blog: Eats Well With Others

Serves 6, adapted from The Greens Cookbook

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St Lucia Saffron Rolls Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 13, 2010

Photo: keibr

Photo: keibr

In Sweden, these saffron rolls are baked only during the Christmas holidays, starting with today, which is St. Lucia’s Day.  According to tradition, Swedish mothers are treated to a breakfast in bed that includes these buns.  I love their lightly sweet flavor with spices and raisins throughout.

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