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.
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.
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.
Question: What Christmas traditions does your family have?
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