Here is a riddle for you.
This is a spice that Minoans used on their frescoes.Â They used this spice as medicine.
It is a treatment for over 90 illnesses.
Greeks used it in their perfumes-what a waste of spice!
It is red.
It is gooood in bread.
It is cultivated from the Crocus sativus plant.
It is the most expensive spice.
Saffron! Roll your mouse over to get the answer.
Today we made (fill in the blanks) Saffron bread !!!!!!!!!!Â We made two loaves.Â Momma experimented, she used oatmeal and hard white wheat instead of regular flour.Â She also used Zante currants instead of raisins.Â I followed the recipe.Â It turned out really really good.
We were practicing for a Saffron Bread Cook Off with Grandpa.Â They went to the Upper Peninsula where they get the bread there.Â They brought us some saffron.Â Our goal is to make really really good saffron bread.Â (Momma said we need to learn to make it so good that Grandpa can only get it from us and then buy us Pasties when you go Up North!)
Here is the Recipe!!!!
We ate it with thimbleberry jam!Â It turned out really really good.Â I think Momma’s had a better texture, but mine tasted better.Â When we do it again, I want to use dry currants.Â I think they taste better after they are cooked.
Momma said mine was closest to what Grandpa is looking for, but it is not quite right.Â She said it needed more saffron.
Hopefully the next batch will be just as good.Â But, better would be better!