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Saffron Bread

Saffron Bread Saffron Bread Saffron Bread

Buttery and delicious, you can definitely taste the aroma from saffron.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


½ teaspoon saffron threads
¼ cup water
warm, 120 to 130 degrees, F
1 cup milk
¼ cup margarine
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon yeast, active dry
¼ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup currants
dried or dark, raisins


Steep the saffron in the hot water for 10 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the milk and margarine in a saucepan.

Heat until the margarine has melted. Cool.

Add the lemon rind.

Sprinkle the yeast into the milk mixture when lukewarm.

Let stand for 5 minutes to dissolve.

Add the sugar, nutmeg, 2 cups of the flour and the saffron mixture.

Beat until smooth.

Stir in the currants (or dark raisins) and another ½ cup of the flour.

Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

Then punch down and knead on a lightly-floured board until smooth.

Shape into a loaf and place in an oiled 4- by 9-inch bread pan.

Let rise until doubled.

Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 1 hour.

Cool for 10 minutes in the pan before turning out on a wire rack.

When the bread is thoroughly cooled, it may be sliced.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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United States

Perfectly wonderful bread- nice easy recipe. We love saffron buns but I wanted the ability to make a loaf...honestly a nice heavier crumb -just like an English saffron should be. Really great!

almost 4 years ago

How much hot water do you use to steep the saffron?

almost 3 years ago

I've always used just a tablespoon of hot water to steep the saffron in.

over 2 years ago


My grandmother made this bread for Christmas it was the best we also ate pasties when we had dinner with my grandparents good food good memories miss them

12 months ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 45g (1.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 49125% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 27%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 88%
Calcium 11% Iron 26%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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