Today is St. Lucia Day in Sweden, a day that celebrates the return of the light as December 13th was recognized as the winter solstice under the old Julian calendar. In our house that means I make lussekatter, casually known as lucia buns.
I made them yesterday, using this recipe, and they were simple to make and absolutely delicious, too. I did not wear a crown of candles on my head, nor did I wear a long white gown with a red sash, but I felt very clever and very Swedish anyway.
We ate some yesterday, shared some with Jack, put a bunch in the freezer and still saved some for this morning. I will be having one with my coffee, acknowledging my Swedish heritage and celebrating the return of the light.