Vanilla Saffron Cupcakes
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by Saffron Market Australia
3M ago
Welcome to our kitchen, where we’re whipping up a batch of heavenly vanilla saffron cupcakes! If you’re a fan of unique flavours and decadent treats, you’re in for a real treat with this recipe. Saffron, with its delicate yet distinctive taste, adds an unparalleled richness to these cupcakes, making them a delightful indulgence for any occasion. Learn how to infuse the delicate essence of saffron into moist vanilla cupcakes for a taste sensation like no other. SERVES PREPARATION COOK TIME SKILL LEVEL 24 25 minutes 10 minutes EASY Ingredients For the cupcake ¾ cup plus 2 Tbs milk ¼ te ..read more
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Saffron Poached Pears
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by Byron
7M ago
Discover the magic of Saffron Poached Pears in this step-by-step guide. An elegant yet effortless dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. Dive into the world of aromatic saffron-infused syrup, tender pears, and a garnish that will leave your guests impressed. SERVES  COOK TIME DIFFICULT 4 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES NOT TOO TRICKY Ingredients 4 medium pears 10 cardamom pods 320 g caster sugar ½ a vanilla pod 100 mg saffron 1 small stick of cinnamon Method Peel the pears, leaving the stalk intact. Crush the cardamom pods. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan with 1 liter of water ..read more
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Saffron Cake
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by Saffron Market Australia
11M ago
It’s the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea and is sure to delight any of your guests. Or, it makes for an elegant treat for you and your family to enjoy. Moist, fluffy, and undeniably elegant, this Saffron Cake recipe is always a winner. SERVES PREPARATION COOKING SKILL LEVEL 6-8 35MIN 40MIN MID Ingredients 100 g (⅔ cup) golden raisins, coarsely chopped ½ tsp saffron threads 80 ml (⅓ cup) boiling water 125 ml (½ cup) milk, heated to body temperature 3 tsp instant dried yeast 3 eggs, lightly beaten 110 g (½ cup) caster sugar 600 g (4 cups) plain flour ½ tsp salt 125 g softened ..read more
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Saffron Milk
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by Saffron Market Australia
11M ago
Saffron milk is a popular drink in many cultures, and it’s known for its health benefits and delicious taste. Here’s how to make it: INGREDIENTS 1 cup milk A pinch of saffron threads 1-2 teaspoons honey or sugar (optional) INSTRUCTIONS In a small bowl, soak a pinch of saffron threads in 1-2 tablespoons of warm milk for 5-10 minutes. This helps release the flavor and color of the saffron. Heat 1 cup of milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until it’s hot but not boiling. Add the saffron milk mixture to the hot milk and stir well. If desired, add honey or sugar to taste and stir unti ..read more
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Saffron Ice Cube
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by Saffron Market Australia
11M ago
Add a touch of luxury to your drinks with saffron ice cubes! Ice cubes are perfect for adding flavour and colour to iced tea, lemonade, and more. INGREDIENTS Water Saffron threads Ice cube trays INSTRUCTIONS In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add 1/4 teaspoon of saffron threads and stir. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the water turns a deep orange color. Remove from heat and let the saffron water cool to room temperature. Once cooled, pour the saffron water into ice cube trays and freeze for at least 6 hours or until so ..read more
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What is Saffron?
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by Saffron Market Australia
11M ago
Learn more about Saffron, The magic spice we need to be eating more of. The spice saffron is obtained from the pistils of a small purple flower (crocus) grown in Iran, Spain, Greece, Kashmir, and Australia. The highly prized red saffron threads are used widely, especially in cooking. It also has a mystical quality, central to the myths of several countries. Saffron is very healthy and is used universally in all kind of foods, imparting its beautiful flavor. A small pinch of saffron gives brilliant color, aroma, and flavor to food. The saffron threads are used in many dishes with vegetables, me ..read more
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How to Brew Saffron?
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by Saffron Market Australia
11M ago
My friends often point out that saffron is too expensive when I recommend using it. My answer is “It isn’t If you know how to brew saffron”. Saffron’s high cost is because the threads are the real stigma of a particular crocus flower and must be harvested by hand. Fortunately, a little bit of it goes a long way. Too much saffron can ruin a dish with an overpowering, medicinal taste. So in practice, saffron costs not much more than most seasonings. Saffron is not a spice one would eat raw. Raw saffron does not have a pleasant taste. It is quite bitter. Never throw saffron threads whole int ..read more
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Can You Use Saffron for Weight Loss?
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by Saffron Market Australia
11M ago
If you’re struggling with diet and exercise, you may want to consider using saffron for weight loss. This very pungent spice is used in cooking and especially for fish and rice dishes, to give them flavor and aroma. The spice is full of many healthy ingredients that can bolster your body’s own health and even help you lose weight. Consider how and why you might use saffron for weight loss and how it can help you keep your weight manageable. You may find that it then becomes one of your favorite spices to use in the kitchen! Curbing Appetite One reason that you can use this spice when you need ..read more
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How to Make Saffron Tea?
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by Saffron Market Australia
11M ago
A question I’ve often been asked here is “How can I make pure saffron tea?”. I’ve tried a few options out but one of my favorites is a very simple recipe below. How to Make Saffron Tea Ingredients: boiling hot water 1 teaspoon of honey pinch of saffron threads 1 rosebud (optional) Put the saffron in a cup with a little warm water and leave for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, pour boiling water over it and add honey and a rosebud to your personal taste. You can also enjoy tea cold. Iced tea can combine with other ingredients like basil, lemon, or honey. This is a fabulous way to stay hydr ..read more
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Basmati Saffron Rice
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by Saffron Market Australia
11M ago
As a Mediterranean, basmati saffron rice is a staple in our diet. We have rice with EVERY, SINGLE meal! Sometimes we have basmati saffron rice served on the side of our stews or kababs, other times rice is the main course and we create entire meals around it. We can dress it up with beans, vegetables, or ground meat. There are unlimited choices in Mediterranean cuisine when it comes to saffron rice. SERVES PREPARATION COOKING SKILL LEVEL 4-6 5 mins 35 mins EASY Saffron Rice INGREDIENTS 2 cups basmati rice 4 cups water 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter s ..read more
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