Baker & Nosh (1303 W Wilson) will be celebrating St. Lucia Day (December 13th) by offering Lussekatter (Lucia Buns), the traditional Swedish saffron bun served during this Swedish celebration.
Some history: On December 13th, the Swedish people celebrate the Italian Saint Lucia with a remarkable enthusiasm, surpassing any Italian festivities devoted to the same lady. One mandatory constituent in the celebrations is a saffron-flavored bun, in Swedish called a lussekatt, a "Lucia cat". The strong yellow coloring was meant to ward off the darkness of the devil.
The Lussekatter will be available at Baker & Nosh on December 13th and for pre-order.
Just don't do as I did and go early, hoping to have your lussekatter with your morning coffee. I was told that the buns wouldn't be ready until 10 or 11.ReplyDelete
They were well worth waiting for! Yum!!!ReplyDelete