Vi snakkede selvfølgelig også om Lucias martyrium. Som alle rigtige helgener fra den første tid, døde hun ikke, før hun blev halshugget.
Today is Saint Lucy's day. And in Denmark her day is celebrated with singing children dressed in white dresses with candles singing and serving Lussekatter (bread of Lucy). The Owlets were disappointed as no bread were handed out in school after the procession. Not even a cookie for anybody. Double happines that MotherOwl had baked Lussekatter during schooltime. In Sweden they're served for breakfast, but Owls are not early risers.
The buns are pure luxury. The recipe calls for saffron, chopped almonds, sugar, eggs, butter and white flour (I used speltflour, but still white), and then raisins inside and out. Yummy.
Of course we talked about saint Lucy while eating the buns. It's a rather dramatic story, and like all the old saints, the only way to klii her was to behead her.