Saffron Brioches, by Ola Cedell

In Sweden saffron is one of the main Christmas ingredients. Most commonly use is the ‘lussekattten’, a regular wheat dough with saffron but where the shape of the bun is the characteristic ‘8’. Saffron is very expensive per kilogram but still pretty cheap as flavor & colorist, given the small amount that is use. Here I have instead made in the shape of a ‘cupcake’, freshly baked and magically good! Eat as it is or with a dollop of jam and cream. The photo was taken using studio flash, main light from above and behind and fill-flash from back-right. The red and green in the background to get some Christmas feel.

Saffron Brioches, by Ola Cedell

Nikon D800 with 105mm | Exposure 1/100sec @ f/6.3 | ISO 160 | Focal Length 105mm
Saffron Brioches, by Ola Cedell

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 10
Award Score: 67.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Food Photography
Photograph Location: Malmö, Skåne | Sweden

Photographer: Ola Cedell (Malmo, Sweden) Registered
Born in southern Sweden in 1969, Ola Cedell moved to Melbourne Australia in 1996, then to Aachen Germany in 2001, and returned back to southern Sweden in 2003. Food has been a big part of Cedell’s life, as he always enjoys tasting and trying new things. Besides his engineering career, he has been enjoying amateur photography since 1996. Nowadays, Landscape and food photography are his main categories, i.e. for the catering company Gazpacho. His inspiration comes form all around the world, but mainly in southern Sweden as well as France Alpes/Provence.


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