St. Lucia’s Day on December 13 is one of the few old saints days that are still celebrated in Norway (saints are usually not celebrated in Norwegian Protestantism). The day was once thought to be the shortest day of the year. It is celebrated with saffron cakes and processions in schools and kindergartens. I made this warming, saffron-infused, hot chocolate for some freezing kids.
Melt the chocolate in a pan with the milk. Carefully bring to the boil while stirring. Take care to ensure that neither the milk nor the chocolate burns.
Whisk the cream and saffron together using a hand blender, or by hand until you achieve a light, airy texture.