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    As the sun rises on December 13, Scandinavians honor Saint Lucia, the patroness of light, at an early-morning feast of cake or buns flavored with saffron, which imparts a golden hue.

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
    • 1 envelope active dry yeast (1 scant tablespoon)
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus a pinch for yeast
    • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
    • 1/3 cup golden raisins
    • 1/3 cup dried cherries
    • Grated zest of 1 orange
    • Canola oil, for bowl and plastic wrap
    • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
    • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
    • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 435 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 11 g 16.4%
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g 31.91%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 26 mg 8.83%
    • Sodium: 316 mg 13.16%
    • Calcium: 21 mg 2.1%
    • Potassium: 130 mg 3.7%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 17.71%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 77 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 9.75%
    • Sugar: 28 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 6.18%
    • Vitamin C 0.41%
    • Vitamin D 0.24%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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