Saffron Bread

By Matty Zar

Saffron Bread Baking Guide - Aromatic Adventure in the Kitchen!

"Rise to the Occasion: The Saffron Bread Bake-Off!"

Embark on a Culinary Adventure!

Welcome, fellow bakers and flavour adventurers! Today, we're diving into the world of Saffron Bread, a unique twist in your baking journey that promises to tantalize your taste buds. So, tie your apron, pre-heat your ovens, and embark on this saffron-infused escapade!

The Magic Begins: Crafting Your Saffron Bread

The Magic Begins: Crafting Your Saffron Bread

Step 1: Saffron Infusion

Start by mixing 20 milligrams of saffron powder into 100ml of water. Let this golden elixir sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. This step is crucial for unlocking the vibrant hues and aromatic flavours of saffron – the star of our show!

Step 2: The Dough Dance

Your bread starter, prepared from last night, is set for today's saffron adventure. Pour the saffron water into a bowl, add 70 grams of melted butter, a pinch of salt (5 grams to be precise), and 100 grams of your lovingly prepared starter. Mix these together, and feel the excitement as our sensational saffron bread starts to take shape.

Step 3: Flour Power

Next, add 250 grams of organic flour. If the dough feels too rebellious, a bit more flour will bring it into line. Cover it up and wait for the magic to occur as it rises to perfection. Remember, good things take time!

The Art of Dough: Folding, Shaping, and Fermenting

The Art of Dough: Folding, Shaping, and Fermenting

Step 4: The Loving Fold

Work your dough by folding and stretching. Repeat this lovingly four times every 30 minutes. This is where you infuse your dough with love and patience, key ingredients for any successful baking story.

Step 5: Shape-Shifting Dough Balls

Now, let's play with shapes! Weigh out 200-gram portions, roll them into balls, and tuck each one into a bowl lined with a towel. A sprinkle of flour on top and bottom ensures they won't stick. Leave them in the fridge overnight for a slow fermentation, setting the stage for beautifully risen loaves.

The Grand Finale: Baking and Tasting

The Grand Finale: Baking and Tasting

Step 6: Scoring and Baking

Score the dough balls with a sharp blade, crafting the perfect rise. Please place them in your pre-heated oven at 200 degrees centigrade. A couple of sprays of water, and the oven door closes on what promises to be a delightful bake.

Step 7: The Taste Test

Just 30 minutes later, your delightful saffron bread is ready! Let them cool for an hour before slicing into that golden loaf. Now, let's get creative with toppings! From Ricotta cheese to homemade sour cherry jam, these toppings will transform your saffron bread into an irresistible snack.

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Conclusion: Savor the Flavors!

Each bite of this saffron bread is a journey – from the creamy peaks of ricotta to the tangy valleys of cherry jam. It's not just bread; it's an experience, a flavour festival in your mouth!

So, there you have it, folks – your guide to making the most sensational saffron bread. Remember, cooking is not just about shadowing a recipe; it's about creating memories, one loaf at a time. Happy baking!

Saffron bread The Taste Test

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