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Saffron Savarin

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Category: Desserts, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 1/3 c Warm milk
  • 1/4 ts Saffron threads
  • 1 1/4 c Sugar, plus 3 tablespoons
  • 1 c Softened unsalted butter
  • 2 c Allpurpose flour
  • 4 ts Baking powder
  • 1 pn Salt
  • 6 lg Eggs, separated
  • 1 lg Egg
  • 2 tb Dark rum


1 c Sugar
1/2 ts Saffron threads
1/3 c Dark rum
1/2 c Apricot preserves, sieved
Whipped cream and candied
-violets, for garnish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter and flour two 1 1/2-quart savarin
molds, shaking out excess flour.

In a small bowl combine milk and saffron and set aside 5 minutes. In a bowl
with an electric mixer beat 1 1/4 cups sugar and butter until light and
fluffy. Onto a sheet of wax paper sift together flo ur, baking powder and
salt. Add 1 cup of flour mixture to sugar mixture and beat until combined.
Add egg yolks and egg, one at a time, and beat until combined. Add
remaining flour mixture, saffron mi lk and rum and beat 1 minute more, or
until smooth.

In another bowl with an electric mixer beat whites until they hold soft
peaks. Add remaining 3 tablespoons sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
Fold whites into batter and pour into prepared molds. Bake cakes 25
minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue to bake 15 to 20 minutes
more, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cakes cool in molds for
10 minutes. Invert cakes onto rack s set over jellyroll pans.

Make sugar syrup: In a saucepan dissolve sugar in 1 cup water, bring
mixture to a simmer and cook 2 minutes, stirring, until clear. Add saffron
and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in rum. Spoon syrup
repeatedly over warm savarin, spooning excess syrup that drips onto
jellyroll pan over again, until savarin is completely saturated; let
savarin stand 1 hour.

Strain any remaining syrup into a small saucepan, add apricot preserves and
simmer, stirring, until smooth. Spoon glaze over savarin and chill 2 hours.
Before serving, garnish savarin with whipped cr eam and candied violets.

>From Taste Show # TS4665

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