1 pn Saffron
2 tb Hot water
1 tb Yeast
1 ts Sugar
5 oz Warm water
1 lb Wholewheat flour
1 pn Salt
1/4 ts Nutmeg
3 oz Margarine
2 oz Shortening
8 oz Currants
1 oz Candied peel
5 oz Soymilk
Mix together the saffron + 2 tb hot water. Place in a covered jar + let
stand overnight. Strain, reserving the water.
Dissolve the yeast in warm water with the sugar. Leave to start working.
Put flour + salt in a bowl. Add nutmeg. Rub in the margarine +
shortening. Toss in the currants + peel. Add the saffron water to the
yeast mixture. Pour it into the flour. Add the milk. Mix till you have a
Knead the dough in the bowl. Cover + leave in a warm place for 1 hour or
until the dough has doubled in size.
Heat oven to 350F. Knead the dough again. Divide it into two + put each
half into a 1 lb loaf tin, greased. Cover, + leave in a warm place for 10
minutes. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on wire racks.
Gail Duff, "A Book of Herbs + Spices"