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Saffron Cake

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 pn Saffron
  • 2 tb Hot water
  • 1 tb Yeast
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 5 oz Warm water
  • 1 lb Wholewheat flour
  • 1 pn Salt
  • 1/4 ts Nutmeg
  • 3 oz Margarine
  • 2 oz Shortening
  • 8 oz Currants
  • 1 oz Candied peel
  • 5 oz Soymilk


Mix together the saffron & 2 tb hot water. Place in a covered jar & let
stand overnight. Strain, reserving the water.

Dissolve the yeast in warm water with the sugar. Leave to start working.
Put flour & salt in a bowl. Add nutmeg. Rub in the margarine & shortening.
Toss in the currants & peel. Add the saffron water to the yeast mixture.
Pour it into the flour. Add the milk. Mix till you have a dough.

Knead the dough in the bowl. Cover & leave in a warm place for 1 hour or
until the dough has doubled in size.

Heat oven to 350F. Knead the dough again. Divide it into two & put each
half into a 1 lb loaf tin, greased. Cover, & leave in a warm place for 10
minutes. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on wire racks.

Gail Duff, "A Book of Herbs & Spices"

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