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Ola's Swedish Saffron Bread (Lussekatter)



40 piece(s)


  • 1 g saffron thread
  • 150 g sugar
  • 175 g Butter
  • 500 g Milk
  • 50 g fresh yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 850-900 g flour

  • 1 egg, whisked
  • sultanas, For decoration
  • 6
    1h 40min
    Preparation 1h 30min
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Mixing Dough
  1. Add 50g Sugar and Saffron, 10 sec, SP9- pour into a small bowl and set aside.

    Add butter - 3min, 60 degrees, SP1 ( or until melted)

    Add milk - 3-4min, 37 degrees, SP1

    Add fresh yeast - 20 sec, SP1

    Add sugar, salt, saffron, egg and flour - 5 sec, SP1

    Dough mode 1min 30 sec - dough will be a little bit sticky

    Place dough in a large bowl and cover with tea towel.  Let it rest for 30-45min

  2. Rolling the Dough
  3. Cut dough in approx 40 pieces.  Roll each piece to a 20cm long snake


  4. Shape the Dough
  5. You can shape the dough in many ways.  The tradditional shape is like an S.  Roll each end toward the middle.

    Put the dough on baking paper on a tray and rest under a tea towel for 30-45min.

    Set Oven to 230 degrees.

    Just before you put the bread in the oven whisk an egg and gently brush the bread.  Press in a sultana at each end.

    Bake for 5-10 min.

    Put on cooling rack and cover with a tea towel.



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Suitable for freezing

If you can't get hold of fresh yeast use 17g dry yeast

Recipe can be made in the TM31

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  • Made this at my grandson's request. The bread is...

    Submitted by Chevmag on 17. June 2018 - 17:50.

    Made this at my grandson's request. The bread is lovely, the recipe is a great base for various rolls, etc. This is not sweet at all. I made small rolls & added sultana to the middle with either a little jam on top or vanilla sugar. I also added seeds from 3 cardamon pods as suggested on another site. Thank you for posting this recipe.

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