Christmas Around the World – St. Lucia Buns

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Friday is St Lucia’s Day, so why not make Lucia’s Buns.  It’s a tradition in Sweden and another fun Christmas Around the World homeschooling activity.  Our family made these often, especially when our kids were at home.

christmas around the world - easy & super easy recipe for st lucia buns  ~
photo from Pictures by Ann

You can get a traditional recipe from One Perfect Bite

Or, try our easy, make-ahead version.  We make the dough the night before (that’s tonight) and let it rise overnight.  All you have to do in the morning is bake.

Easy Version:

1 Tbsp yeast
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup oil
2 cups buttermilk (or 2 cups milk + 2 Tbsp lemon juice)

Mix together.  Add dry ingredients below.

5 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Grab large ball of dough.  Roll into log and shape into S (see above). Place on cookie sheet.

Let rise overnight.  Place 2 raisins on S.  Bake 400, about 10 minutes until golden brown.  Brush melted butter on top if you like.

Super-Easy Version, for non-baking types:

Buy pop out of the can biscuits and roll them into S shapes. Place on cookie sheet with raisin in the middle (see above).  Bake according to package.

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  1. Enjoying fellow ship together and giving thanks, Our grand daughter bakes baby Jesus a cake. We enjoy eating the cake, witch repents Christ flesh.

  2. I have truly enjoyed myself, watching your guest speaker and all the post of others, I can’t find how to attend the party, unless it starts here in Georgia at 9:00. It may have started at 8:00 and I missed it.

    Thanks for having me.

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