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Cornish Saffron Buns 
Recipe Name Cornish Saffron Buns 
Difficulty Level Medium 
Traditional food from United Kingdom 
Ingredients 1 pinch of saffron threads
50ml warm water
30g fresh yeast or 1 sachet dried
200ml warm milk
450g plain flour, sifted
1/2 tsp salt
200g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 tsp nutmeg
100g currants
100g seeded raisins 
Preparation 1. Pre heat the oven to 190C

2. Put the strands of saffron into a bowl with the warm water and leave to soak overnight.

3. Next day, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk and add it as well as the saffron (with its water) to 200g of the flour.

4. Mix well and leave it to rise in a warm place.

5. Take the remaining flour in a new container, add the salt and rub in the butter to give a breadcrumb-like result.

6. Mix with the sugar, eggs, nutmeg and the risen dough.

7. Knead it well and finally work in the dried fruits

8. Roll into a sausage and cut into 6-8 rolls.

9. Place on a floured baking tray and bake for 50-60 minutes.

10. Cool on a wire rack before serving with clotted cream or butter and jam. 


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