Tag Archives: dolci con zafferano

Lemon and saffron drizzle cake

torta al limone e zafferano

September is a month of new beginnings… after the summer break we have to go back to our usual routine, and there is nothing better than a piece of cake to cheer us up. This spongy cake combines the “sparkling” taste of lemon with the more intense flavour of saffron. This lemon and saffron drizzle […]

Saffron swirl cookies

girelle allo zafferano

As this morning I was homebound, I decided to spend my time in the kitchen doing some culinary experiments… I was inspired by the italian January issue of “La cucina italiana”, where there is a report entirely dedicated to biscuits, and I modified the recipe of the two-colored matcha tea swirl cookies, replacing the matcha […]

Lussekatter – sweet saffron buns

lussekatter panini dolci allo zafferano

“Lussekatter” are a traditional swedish dish: they are small sweet saffron buns, made especially on St. Lucy’s day (the 13th December). INGREDIENTS aproximately 20 buns: 550 gr flour 100 gr butter 1 egg 15/20 saffron threads (buy here) 250 ml milk 100 gr sugar 25 gr fresh yeast (or 8gr dry active yeast) 1 pinch […]

Saffron infused crème brûlée


Who said that saffron can be used only for savory food? Here is the recipe for a sweet saffron infused crème brûlée. INGREDIENTS for 4 10x5cm ramekins: 20 saffron threads (buy here) 5 yolks, room temperature 250 ml heavy cream 250 ml non-skimmed milk 70 gr white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract White or brown […]