Sweet Saffron Buns

A sweet and savory breakfast roll.



Step: 1

Combine 1/2 cup boiling water, saffron, and 1 pinch salt in a small bowl; steep for 8 hours to overnight.

Step: 2

Crumble yeast into a small bowl; add 1/4 cup warm water and 1 pinch sugar.

Step: 3

Mix 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, and nutmeg in a large bowl.

Step: 4

Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to bubble, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Step: 5

Beat saffron water, scalded milk, shortening, lemon extract, and lemon zest together in a bowl. Add eggs; stir to combine.

Step: 6

Pour yeast mixture and milk mixture into sugar mixture; mix well. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time; mix after each addition until incorporated. Stir in raisins and currants. Knead dough well; transfer to a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow dough to rise until doubled in size, 1 to 2 hours.

Step: 7

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x12-inch baking pans.

Step: 8

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Form each half into 12 equal balls; arrange in prepared baking pans. Allow dough to rise again, 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Step: 9

Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 30 minutes.


Per Serving: 307 calories; protein 6.9g; carbohydrates 52.1g; fat 8.1g; cholesterol 17.5mg; sodium 168.1mg.

The quality of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as white bread.

To make this in a breadmaker , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.

A bread first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then clear it off the next day.

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