Hembakade Lussekatter - Homebaked Saffron Buns
Lussekatter (Lucia saffron buns) are eaten on December 13th to celebrate Lucia (the patron Saint of Light). The celebrations are one of the highlights of the Swedish calendar and the Saint Lucia procession is truly magical.
Each bun is shaped into an S-shape, which is supposed to resemble a curled up cat, and then two raisins are added to represent the eyes. Nobody knows for sure the origins of the shape and the connection with Saint Lucia, but it seems likely that they were originally called djävulskatter (the devil's cats). It's all very strange.
These days lussekatter are enjoyed throughout December.
Homebaked saffron buns. Sold in bags of 10 buns.