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How to Use Saffron

Posted on 2010-06-01
How to Use Saffron

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and usually sold in threads. Fortunately, a little bit of saffron goes a long way. Saffron threads should be ground or crushed before using a recipe. The best way to extract flavour from powdered saffron is to soak it in hot liquid. Note that the amount of saffron and water differs from recipe to recipe, so follow your recipe for the specifics.

Yield: Dissolved Saffron

  • Saffron
  • boiling water

Here is the saffron threads.

How to Use Saffron

Use a mortar and pestle to grind the saffron threads into powder.

How to Use Saffron

and here is your powdered saffron.

How to Use Saffron

Place 1/2 teaspoon powdered saffron in a cup, pour 4 tablespoons of boiling water over saffron and stir. Cover the cup and let it soak for 1 hour.

How to Use Saffron

Now it is ready to use.

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Posted by toki on 2012-09-20
Put it in beer s0ak for 30day mix with peanut butter n garlic and ginger,banana and chocl8

Posted by Arianna on 2012-08-10
I have been living in Mexico a few months and have been stocking up on their spices because they are so much less expensive than in the US. I came across a package of small bulb like balls (same size and shape as pimienton/all spice) and it\'s label is azafran/saffron. The outside shell is dark brown and the inside is yellow. How do I use these? Is it truly saffron?

Posted by Cooking and Cooking on 2012-08-10
Dear Arianna, I'm not sure about the spice you got but as I know saffron looks like thread or you can purchase saffron powder too. I've never seen saffron bulb. I let you know if I find out what are they.

Posted by k sesha chary on 2012-01-12
sir, I have purchased natraj brand saffron threads box . can i use these threads with milk in the morning or any other alternative of best usage. thanks k s chary

Posted by Cooking and Cooking on 2012-01-12
Hi k sesha chary, Thanks for visiting my website. I'm not familiar with this brand but I usually grind saffron threads into powder and use the powder in stews, desserts and rice. Take a look at these recipes: htm I hope you like them.

Posted by PeterS on 2011-01-02
Yep, just one of the many great uses of saffron.

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