why saffron is the world’s most expensive spice + saffron bun history

why saffron is the world's most expensive spice + saffron bun history & recipe

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.

Recipe :

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.

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