Swirled Swedish Saffron Bread for St. Lucia Day

Sweet, golden saffron bread is filled with cinnamon-sugar and studded with tart red currants. Serve slices with hot tea or coffee to warm a cold winter’s night.

Swirled Swedish Saffron Bread for St. Lucia Day

Today is St. Lucia’s day! It’s the day that our Swedish friends celebrate Saint Lucy, a symbol of hope and light in dark times. The festival begins the Christmas season in Swedish custom, and she comes as a young girl crowned with fresh greens and lit candles carrying a tray of baked goods.

Saffron buns are the traditional pastry served on this day (and you can find my recipe for them here) but this year I wanted to make something a little different. This time the saffron dough was given a sweeter treatment of cinnamon-sugar and and red currants.
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