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Swedish Saffron Buns

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  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Powdered saffron 1 Teaspoon
  Boiling water 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Active dry yeast/2 cakes compressed yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (2 Packages)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Sifted all purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Currants/Seedless raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Scald milk; stir in sugar, salt, and butter; cool to lukewarm.
Meanwhile add saffron to boiling water; let stand.
Measure warm water into a large bowl.
Use very warm water (105° 115°F.) for dry yeast; use lukewarm (80° 90°F.) for compressed.
Sprinkle or crumble in the yeast.
Let stand for a few minutes; then stir until dissolved.
Stir in lukewarm milk mixture, beaten egg, saffron water, and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth.
Stir in currants, then enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Turn out on floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease all sides.
Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Punch down.
Turn out on floured board, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes.
Cut off a piece of dough about 2 inches in diameter.
Divide remaining dough into 16 equal pieces.
Shape each piece into a ball; place in a well-greased small brioche mold or muffin cup.
Divide the 2-inch piece of dough into 16 pieces; shape each into a small ball.
Make a deep indentation in each bun; press a small ball into each indentation.
Cover; let rise in a warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 30 minutes.
Bake in preheated moderate oven (375° F.) for about 15 minutes.
Makes 16.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 238 Calories from Fat 45

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.9%

Saturated Fat 2.9 g14.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 29.1 mg9.7%

Sodium 175.7 mg7.3%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g14%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6%

Sugars 9.4 g

Protein 6 g11.7%

Vitamin A 3.1% Vitamin C 2.2%

Calcium 2.8% Iron 12.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Swedish Saffron Buns Recipe