Saffron is the world´s most expensive spice.
saffron is the world’s most expensive spice . Saffron has a very delightful red color which goes very well with the Christmas atmosphere.
You can call it, saffron is a Christmas spice, just joking. the reason behind its price is , that saffron is some kind of strings in thecore of a flower , that farmer should pick these strings one by one without harming the flower(to make sure that it would grow saffrons for next year.)
Saffron bun history :
A saffron bun, Cornish tea treat bun or is also known as revel bun, is a rich, spiced yeast-leavened sweet bun that is flavored with saffron and contains dried fruit including currants and raisins similar to a teacake. The main ingredients are plain flour, butter, yeast, caster sugar, currants, and sultanas, which we are going to teach you how to cook at your home.
The Ingredients you are going to need are:
These ingredients are suitable for 10 servings
1 cup milk (240 mL)
½ cup sugar (100 g), plus 1 tablespoon, divided
1 teaspoon saffron thread
¼ oz. active dry yeast
4 ½ cups all-purpose flour (560 g)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
3 large eggs, divided
¼ cup sour cream (60 g)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
raisin, or chocolate chips
• In a small saucepan, mix the milk, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and the saffron threads. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. When the milk is steaming, remove it from the heat and let it cool to 43˚C, You are going to need a Thermometer
• Sprinkle the yeast over the milk and let bubble in size. It takes approximately 5 minutes.
• In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, The rest of the sugar, salt, and cardamom(Hel).
• Make a well right in the center of the flour and pour in the milk, 2 eggs, sour cream, and butter. Stir to mix well, then, once the dough starts to come together, use your hands to incorporate fully.
• Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and knead until the dough is springy about 5 minutes.
• Place the dough in a large bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rest in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
• Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball about 5 cm wide, then roll into a cylinder about 30 cm long.
• Role the dough into an S shape starting at one end until the middle and then the other end, It is easy.
• Transfer the dough to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for 30
• minutes, until doubled in size.
• Preheat the oven to 200°C.
• Beat the remaining egg and brush over the doughs. Place a single raisin or chocolate chip in the center of the swirls on each end which makes it much tastier and more beautiful.
• Bake the buns for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
• It is up to you how you want to serve saffron buns.
• Now the last thing you need to do is, take a sit to relax and enjoy your tasty saffron buns.