Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Santa Lucia Bun Bread


On St. Lucy's Feast Day it is tradition in some countries for young maidens, wearing candle-lit wreaths on their heads, to serve sweet rolls for breakfast in the morning. Last year we enjoyed the same tradition, except we made the sweet buns in the shape of the wreath and put the candles in the buns. The children thoroughly enjoyed the tradition, and tomorrow we will do it again.

I used this Cinnamon Bun recipe, leaving the dough combined (instead of two loaves), and rolling it all out in a 20 by 8 inch rectangle. After placing the brown sugar cinnamon filling on top of the dough, I rolled it up from the long side and cut it in about 12 rolls. I placed the buns in a greased ring pan.

After letting them rise a second time and baking -- about the same amount of time, maybe a little less (20 minutes instead of 30), I then topped the baked rolls with a powdered sugar glaze and we sliced it just like bread. Yum!

For some coloring pages for the little ones, go here, and for paper dolls, go here.


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