December 13, 2010

Sankta Lucia

Today is the day of Lucia that is celebrated in Sweden every year. She is the girl who comes with the light in these dark nights of december and lights upp out minds and houses. Is more like a religious thing, a tradition taken from Italy, but became a tradition in Sweden. So I've been to a Lucia concert that was a bit of a fairy tale, because they sang so beautifuly X-mas songs. For this day we use to bake this kind of sweet bread with saffron that gives a special taste and color to the bread.
My outfit today is Lucia inspired, hope you like it.   

From Google
Saffron bread -Lussekatter

Ingredients for about 48 small breads
50 g yeast
175g butter
5dl milk
1g of saffron
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
15-16 cups flour
Raisins for garnish

Do like this:
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Crumble yeast into a bowl. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add it into the bowl. Add  37° milk. Stir to dessolve it. Add the saffron, sugar, salt, eggs and most of the flour. Work the dough until it becames shinny ans smoth. Let it rise covered for about 30 min. Turn out the dough on a floured bench and bake the small breads like you can see in my pictures. Place them on baking plate with baking paper. Press a raisin into each end of the breads. Let it rise for 30-40 min. Brush with beaten egg on the top of the breads. Bake the breads in the middle of the oven 5-7 min or until they get color.

Dress and boots- ZARA, Necklace-H&M love Lanvin


  1. Hola guapisima! Yo tambien he comenzado mi post hoy hablando de Lucia y los delicosos lussekatter ;o) . Estas en Suecia? Me encanta la ultima foto. Feliz comienzo de semana. Besitos " Chic & Positive "

  2. Oh you are so beautiful in this outfit and I love the atmosphere in your pictures.
    This kind of sweet bread looks delicious.
    I didn't know about this tradition but it sounds really interesting.

  3. ce frumos,Veronica,atmosfera,poze,totul magic.pupici

  4. Oh wow, great photos, fab recipe (I am so goijg to have to try this out!) and gorgeous outfit, especially the necklace!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. Fantastic look. Love the red against the white dress.

  6. Qué guapa de blanco y rojo, me encanta el collar no lo podías haber combinado mejor. Las fotos son una preciosidad, me encantan.
    Mil besos.

  7. Tanks for sharing this celebration!

  8. How interesting to be able to exchange information about our countries. I can see Sweden through your eyes, and that is wonderful!!!
    Thank you for the recipe, I shall try it...
    You look like an angel: white, red and Lanvin.
    Un abrazo guapa!!!

  9. love your red necklace! and it's very interesting for me to read about Xmas traditions and celebrations!. So awesome cakes!
    Tus fotos son maravillosas y estás preciosa de blanco y rojo!

  10. OMG u were able to get your hands on that amazing lanvin necklace. totally jelous and hating on u a bit. neah but u look really good. i'm going to a christmas concert at a church this thursday too. havent decided what to wear yet.
    BTW I'm giving an amazing jeweled cuff away as a Christmas gift. you should enter it. its open to everyone worldwide!:)

  11. love your necklace !

    check out my holiday gift guide pt.1 and tell me what's your favorite.
    (to those of you who haven't visited my blog yet, follow if you like please thanks!)

  12. Im sure the church stopped during the pray just to look at you..
    Fabulous dress and your necklace is amazing.. It's lanvin's creation.. so no more to say. :-D

  13. How stunning you look, what beautiful combination, LOVE your stunning necklace too :), btw thanks for sharing the saffron bread recipe :)

    Much Appreciated


  14. thx :)
    these cakes(?) look very yummy! and you look bery cute!

  15. Las fotos son preciosos.
    Me ha entrado hambre al ver los lussekatter :)

  16. Iar sunt invidioasa ca ai pus mana pe o piesa Lanvin din colectia H&M...iti vine minunat! Superba rochita si merge de minune cu acele tonuri de rosu!<3

    P.S. E zapada si la noi:(

  17. Looks like a fab celebration :) Cute outfit! Thanks for the comment! Hope you visit back :)

  18. i love your style!! red and white is definitely perfect combination of colors..
    and oh..i wanna try those recipe. tks for share it babe ;)

    visit my site, you can follow me if you like it. just tell me if you want me to follow you back :)


    in Love&Light
    Queen D

  19. Que post más bonito y que apetitoso esta todo.
    Un abrazo muy fuerte desde España.

  20. You look beautiful! Enjoy the day. xo

  21. such a beautiful thing. It looks so magic. Me hubiese encantado asistir. Y las cookies qué buena pinte tienen. Tú guapísima y parece que no hacía nada de frío allí dentro ¿no?

  22. me gusta mucho la combinación del blanco y el rojo, es perfecta!!!


  23. Thank you very much for your comment! I really like the look of those breads- very cute! And your outfit is beautiful also. I love the photos of the church! I started following you :) x x x

  24. que buena pinta! y me encanta el entorno apra las fotos, iglesias,catedrales, un rincon lleno de arte!
    ese collar me hace oler la navidad más cerca,en serio, me ha parecido super estampa navideña! besos

  25. love your outfit!! cute lanvin necklace!

  26. Ah, this looks SO delicious. My stomach is literally grumbling!

    And WOAH. I remember learning about this holiday, YEARS ago. My groovy girls used to celebrate it! (They were adopted by a Swedish family, duh! Haha.)

  27. Great post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Hermosas fotos! y me encanta el outfit del post anterior!!!
    Saludos y gracias por pasar por mi blog!

  29. This is so neat! I loved learning about it, and your outfit is so lovely and vibrant! You have a new follower :)

  30. You look so beautiful in your white dress!

  31. oooooh this looks SO yummie :) Lovely outfit too!!


  32. looks so yummi!!!
    it's so nice to open my blog and see your sweet comment! if you don't want to lose track of my blog, well- it's easy with k come karolina on bloglovin, facebook and twitter :) and in the last post - you can ask me anything

    xoxo from rome

  33. Im in love with this holiday and the photos are stunning...Love your outfit, sweetie

    Ps: I am hosting a charming scarf GIVEAWAY today, just in time for cozy Christmas!

  34. i always love celebrating santa lucia every year! the buns are so deliscious too! =)

  35. Qué buena pinta tienen esos dulces y qué bonita parece la celebración! Tú estás preciosa y por ccierto, he visto que te hiciste con la camiseta de Lanvin, qué suerte!

  36. thanks! would you like to follow each others blogs? ;)

  37. Que guapa!
    Me encanta tu vestido, y el lazo anudado a la cintura queda precioso.

  38. great look! I really love the red necklace!
    and the saffron bread looks so yummy :)
    Thank you for your kind comment and visiting my blog ;)

  39. Que linda que te ves.
    Estoy cautivada con ese collar espectacular !
    AMo H&M.