Swedish Saffron Buns

HaveAYummyDayXmas15Blavarg17309Swedish Saffron Buns

These are traditional in Sweden and we eat them only in December. Try baking them, they’re so yummy! Happy Holidays to all of you!

32 buns

  • 50 g fresh yeast or 2 pkgs dry yeast
  • 2 cups / 5 dl milk
  • ½ cup / 1 dl sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 g saffron
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g soft butter
  • 7 cups / 16 dl flour

Crumble the yeast in a bowl. Heat the milk to  98 °F/37 °C. Pour the milk into the bowl with yeast.If you use dry yeast follow the instructions on the package. Stir until the yeast dissolves and add sugar, salt, saffron and egg. Add the butter. Work the flour into the dough little by little until the dough is smooth. Let the dough rise under a tea towel for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 440 °F/225 °C. Make the filling while you wait.

Filling

  • 200 g marzipan
  • 150 g soft butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • raisins
  • egg for brushing

Tear the marzipan into small pieces and mix it with butter and sugar. Add raisins.

Split the dough in two.

Roll one half into a rectangle about 1/2 cm or 1/5 inch thick. Spread the filling on top of the dough and then roll the whole thing into a log shape. Cut 1 inch / 3 cm thick slices. Lay the pieces on their side on a baking sheet. Let them rise for about 30 minutes. Brush with a lightly beaten egg. Bake in the oven until golden.

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