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Swedish Saffron balls
Swedish Saffron balls
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In Sweden it is common to bake cakes and buns with saffron between the first Sunday of advent and Christmas. The cakes and buns are served as Swedish fika often together with coffee or tea. This is traditional chocolate balls but made with saffron instead.

Ingredient List for 10 servings:
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1 gr Saffron
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210 gr Oatmeal
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150 gr Sugar
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2 teaspoons Vanilla sugar
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200 gr Soft butter
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1 teaspoon Heavy cream
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6 tablespoons Grated coconut
Instructions:
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With a fork mix the butter together with the sugar and vanilla sugar.
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In a casserole heat up the heavy cream together with the saffron and mix together.
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Add the saffron mixture and the oat meal with the butter mixture.
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Pour the grated coconut in a bowl.
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Roll balls of the batter and roll them in the coconut.
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Place cold until it is time to serve them.
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This recipe is from Sweden
This Swedish homemade cake is prepared with saffron and a Swedish version of mulled wine. The time leading up to Christmas in Sweden, starts the 1th of Advent, comes with cakes made with saffron and hot mulled wine. This cake is a combination of them both and will be a hit at your “glögg parties”.
To make soft saffron buns in Sweden is very typical between first of advent and Christmas. These buns are filled with almond paste, vanilla and butter. Preparing the dough in two steps will make the buns very fluffy and tasteful. These buns are best enjoyed together with cup of coffee or a glass of milk.
One of the Swedish classical small dry cookies. Easy to make and you can keep them in the freezer for a few month so you always have cookies at home for "fika" if you will get company. These cookies normally have raspberry or strawberry jam on top, but you can use any jam you like.
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