fredag den 13. december 2013

Luciadag -- Saint Lucy's day

  • Kan man dufte dem? 
  • Can you smell it?
     I dag fejrer vi luciadag. Og Uglemor er altså en ugle, så ikke noget med friskbagte Lussekatter fra morgenstunden, det måtte vente til Ugleungerne kom hjem. Det var nok også meget godt, for efter lusiaoptoget på skolen var der ikke så meget som en pebernød til nogen. Bollerne er ren luksus, bagt med hakkede mandler, sigtet speltmel, ægte safran, friske æg, sukker og smør, og så rosiner. De smager totalt godt.
     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.


4 kommentarer:

  1. mmmm - elsker lusseboller. Med mandler siger du? Nå, jeg havde glemt det i år. Og i dag skal jeg til bisættelse.

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  2. Uglemor,

    Those buns sound delicious! We don't celebrate St Lucia's day though I know some Catholics here have adopted this tradition. Children seem to enjoy the dramatic stories the most!

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    1. It's always good with new traditions, and yes indeed the blodier the better :) at least as lons as we're only telling the y´tales. When it comes to movies less is more.

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