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    recipe title: Saffron Cake
    category: Desserts
    keywords: cake, saffron
    servings: 1
          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 dough. 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"

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