S-shaped rolls garnished with raisins and coarse sugar are made for St Lucia Day, which falls on December 13 and marks the beginning of Christmas for Scandinavians.
The day is celebrated with parades. It's traditional for young Scandinavian girls to don a halo of greens and bring their families hot coffee and St. Lucia rolls for breakfast.
Cardamom, a spice related to ginger, has a warm, spicy-sweet flavor, It's a traditional ingredient in Scandinavian holiday breads, coffee cakes, desserts and muffins.
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