Lussebullar / Saffransbullar

Saffron is something Swedish people use a lot in December for Christmas food and bakery. These Saffron buns are super traditional but with a slightly different touch than the standard ones. It´s basically a wheat dough flavoured with saffron and then you fill the buns with a butter and orange cream. Another popular filling is with marzipan.


approx 30 buns:

Ingredients: 850 grams wheat flour, 250 grams water, 250 grams milk, 200 grams sugar, 150 grams butter, 5 grams salt, 25 grams east

For the butter/orange cream: 200 grams of butter mixed with orange zest from 1-2 oranges



1. 2 hours in the bowl

2. 1,5 hours in room temperature or up to 10 hours in the fridge in a round bowl covered with a towel and flour

3. 2 hours when buns are formed and put on the oven tray. They should grow about their double size



210 degrees and bake the buns for 10-15 min. When buns are cold dip them in melted butter and finish with sugar.  


Tips for next time: Before forming the buns put the buns in the freezer, that will make it easier to form them.