Saffron Buns Made with Persian Saffron

Kindi Lantz October 18, 2018

Top Israeli Chef, Reut Chen, Shares Her Recipe for Saffron buns

There's a reason buns freequent the dinner table at most gatherings. They're soft, slightly sweet, and the perfect combination of chewy and fluffy—comfort food at it's finest. Plus, they are an excellent vessel for sopping up the remnants of whatever else graced your plate. That's not to say every bun is created equal. 

Saffron buns are a holiday staple in Sweden, Norway, and many other places around the world. They are tan exceptional blend of sweet and savory, rich, fluffy, and include an element of nostalgia for many. Oftentimes, though, food coloring is used to produce the bright yellow color. Yuck. We'll stick to naturally derived coloring in our saffron buns!

Reut Chen provided a lovely recipe for doing just so. And she enhanced both the color and the flavor with our Persian Saffron Threads!

Learn how to make them and follow Reutchen on Instagram for creative inspiration.  

Ingredients:

  • 3-5 Persian Saffron threads
  • 50 grams fresh yeast 
  • 380 grams water
  • 1 kilogram of bread flour
  • 100 grams eggs
  • 100 grams  sugar 
  • 80 grams olive oil
  • 20 grams salt

Procedure: 

  1. Place the water and saffron in a small bowl  set aside for an hour.
  2. Add the  yeast to the saffron and water mixture.
  3. Combine flour, eggs, sugar, olive oil, and olive oil in a mixer bowl.
  4. Add the water and yeast to the flour mixer and mix it, using a dough hook, until it forms to dough.
  5. Place the dough on a clean surface and knead with your hands for another 5 min.
  6. Add the dough back in bowl, cover with a towel, and set aside in warm spot for an hour.
  7. Knead the dough again and divide it to 12 even pieces.
  8. Create buns in any form you like.Persian Saffron Buns
  9. Brush the buns with an egg wash, cover with a nylon bag and set a side to rise for half an hour.
  10. Heat your oven to 200℃/390℉.
  11. Brush again with an egg wash (gently) and put in the oven for 25-30 min.
  12. When you take the buns out of the oven, cover them with a towel until they are chilled.
Enjoy 
Check out another great recipe from Reut Chen: White Chocolate Cheesecake





Slofoodgroup

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Our Blog, Stories, Recipes, and Spices

Salt & Vinegar Roasted Pork over Crushed Grapes

by Slofoodgroup May 25, 2022

Pork Shoulder brined in salt and vinegar comes out incredibly tender and flavorful. The brine cuts down the fattiness of the tender pork shoulder and its gently roasted over sweet autumnal grapes for a kick of sweetness and flavor!

View full article →

What To Do With Black SummerTruffles

by Slofoodgroup May 23, 2022

If you are lucky enough to have come upon black summer truffles while they are fresh and in season, you might be wondering how to best make use of them. Most chefs will agree that simplicity is key. Here are some of our favorite ways to incorporate truffles into dishes.

View full article →

What is Cardamom Best Used For

by Slofoodgroup May 21, 2022

There really is no best use for cardamom, but understanding how to use this spice will prepare you for creating incredible dishes. Cardamom's applications go far beyond curries and Swedish buns. This article provides ideas, recipes, and top ways for incorporating cardamom flavor into your dish.

View full article →