Saffron Bread

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Saffron Bread


-Raisins Steep the saffron in the hot -water for 10 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the milk and margarine in a saucepan. Heat until the margarine has melted. Cool. Add the lemon rind. Sprinkle the yeast into the milk mixture when lukewarm. Let stand for 5 minutes to dissolve. Add the sugar, nutmeg, 2 cups of the flour and the saffron mixture. Beat until smooth. Stir in the currants (or dark raisins) and another half cup of the flour. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. Then punch down and knead on a lightly-floured board until smooth. Shape into a loaf and place in an oiled 4by 23 cm bread pan. Let rise until doubled. Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan before turning out on a wire rack. When the bread is thoroughly cooled, it may be sliced. Serves 15 One Serving = Calories: 160 Carbohydrates: 20 Protein: -20ÂșC at: 3 Sodium: 46 Potassium: 132 Cholesterol: 0 Exchange Value: 1 Bread Exchange _ half Fruit Exchange + half Fat Exchange