We introduce different cultures and traditions in our classrooms. This week the children talked about St. Lucia Day, which is a Swedish holiday celebrating the festival of light on December 13. The oldest daughter is chosen to wear a crown of greens and candles on her head. She will rise early and serve her parents Lussekatter buns. Ingredients: 1 cup melted butter 1/2 tsp. saffron threads, finely crumbled (or 1 tsp. powdered saffron) 1 cup milk 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. salt 2
The Red Robing class baked Three Kings Bread this week. This bread is traditionally made in some cultures around the time of a holiday called Epiphany. The bread is made in a ring to symbolize the crowns that the kings wore. We decorated the bread with candied fruit we called the "jewels" on the crowns. Ingredients 1 (1/4-ounce) packet active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water 1/4 cup dried candied pineapple, cut into strips, plus more for garnish 1/4 cup candied orange peel, cut
Ingredients: 2 ½ cups flour 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoon ginger ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ cup butter ¾ cup sugar ¼ cup milk 4 tablespoon honey Directions: In a small saucepan, cook the butter, sugar, milk and honey at a low heat. Once the butter is melted and sugar dissolved, pour into a large mixing bowl and let cool for 5 minutes. In another mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and baking soda. Mix into the butter mixture until just combined.