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swedish saffron buns (lussebullar) recipe by tasty



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Servings: 10

Cost: $5.01 /serving


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Step 1

In a small saucepan, combine the milk, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and the saffron threads. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Once the milk is steaming, remove from the heat and let cool to 110˚F (43˚C).

Step 2

Sprinkle the yeast over the milk and let bubble, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, remaining sugar, salt, and cardamom.

Step 4

Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the milk, 2 eggs, sour cream, and butter. Stir to combine, then, once the dough starts to come together, use your hands to incorporate fully.

Step 5

Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and knead until the dough is springy, about 5 minutes.

Step 6

Place the dough in a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

Step 7

Punch down the dough and flip onto a clean surface.

Step 8

Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball about 2 inches (5 cm) wide, then roll into a cylinder about 12-14 inches (30 cm) long

Step 9

Swirl the dough into a S shape starting at one end until the middle and then the other end.

Step 10

Transfer the dough to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for 30 minutes, until doubled in size.

Step 11

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

Step 12

Beat the remaining egg and brush over the dough swirls. Place a single raisin or chocolate chip in the center of the swirls on each end.

Step 13

Bake the buns for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

Step 14


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