Thursday 13 December 2012

Tutorial Thursdays - Traditions

Welcome back to the 3rd last Tutorial Thursday for 2012.

Thank you to all of you who shared their creativeness last week, especially those loyal souls of you out there who come back week after week, I feel so honoured :)

It is always a pleasure to feature those of you who are most visited.

So, without further ado, here last weeks' most visited links:

1. A Vintage Poster with Free Printable by Crystelle @ Crystelle Boutique.
2. Savoury Platter by Linda @ With a Blast
3. Christmas Decorations by Elisabeth @ About Crochet

Well done, your crafts were all wonderful. I have also pinned them on the Tutorial Thursday Board :)

If you haven't already grabbed a button, please feel free to grab yourself one below :) 

If you would like the chance to be featured on next week's Tutorial Thursdays, please link up your recent crafts below. 

I am always thrilled to be able to visit each and every one of the links that I find linked up.

Rules for the Linky Party:
  • Be a Follower of Marigolds' Loft, this is not a MUST, but I would appreciate it :)
  • Grab my button below and showcase it somewhere on your blog OR create a visible link.
  • Do not Link if you are selling something. 
  • Be sure to only link the relevant Blogpost and not your whole blog.
  • Do visit the at least 2 other posts linked below, it is always nice to receive visitors :)
  • In linking below you are giving me the permission to use of your image if it is being featured the following week. If I am unable to use your image I can unfortunately not feature you, even if you are the most visited site.
  • Please note: I will remove content that does not abide by the rules mentioned above.    
   I will showcase the 3 most visited links next Thursday.

This weeks' Tutorial is based on today's' date: 13th December - St. Lucia's Day - a Swedish celebration.

St. Lucia is the symbol of light and the ceremony is so rich in the symbolism of Light. We celebrated our St. Lucia Festival yesterday at work...why then you ask, well because it was convenient ;) as we were all there!

It started with our Lucia adorning her head with her candle crown, and then the group went through the house at 7:00am waking up all the inhabitants of the house with song.

Once everyone was awake, they all convened in the dining hall to have breakfast together, including the typical Saffron Buns - another symbol of light.

Today I want to share this recipe with you, to bring a little light into your lives and festive season.

Saffron Buns

1 Cup Milk
125g melted butter
3/4 Cup of Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 packet of Saffron (powdered)
2 packets of Yeast
6 cups of Flour
2 Eggs beaten

 Add the saffron to the melted butter. 

Allow to stand for 30 minutes.

Bring milk to the boil and remove from the heat. Add the sugar, salt and butter.

Allow to cool and then add yeast. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.

Add 3/4 of the flour to the liquid. 

 Add the eggs and the raisins.

Mix until you get a nice doughy consistency, adding more flour as you need to to get a nice smooth dough.

Stand, covered for approximately an hour, until the dough has doubled in size.

Remove from the container, form and place on the tray. 

Cover and allow to double in size again.

Place in a pre-heated oven at 180 Degrees Celsius.

Bake for 15-30 minutes until brown.

And there you have baked sunshine.....Enjoy!

Until next week
I will be sharing this post with my Link-Ups

Now it is your turn....What have you been up to this week?
Link up your Creativeness below :)


  1. Yum, yum. I love saffron-yellow (not for a garment though).

  2. Look yummy. Great tutorial. In my contry we knew bout this day but we dont cerebrite too much. Beauty.

  3. Thank you for the feature and the party ! Your recipe looks great, Natalie :-)

  4. That is looking very yummy Natalie, I agree with the other three:) Thanks for sharing the recipe! Didn't know about Sint Lucia's Day.... my best friend at school was Lucia.

  5. thank you for hosting.
    I might try these safron buns!
    Happy Holidays.

  6. Look delish! Thanks for hosting! :-)

  7. Those look delicious! I've never had saffron before.
    Thanks for hosting your creative and inspirational party :)


  8. Wow! Thank you so much for the feature of the vintage print!
    You are so sweet! I linked up again today, and I appreciate all you do!

    hugs x

    ps The recipe looks fabulous!


Thanks for visiting my site and leaving a comment, I really appreciate each and every one.
I will reply to each of your comments, sometimes it does take a while to get around to all of them, but I will reply within 24 hours of you posting. :)

Blog Archive