What is Saffron?
Crocus sativus L., otherwise known as saffron, is one of the most expensive spices in the world. As a rule of thumb, the deeper the color of saffron threads, the better the quality. Deep red with orange tips is considered to be the best. Real saffron threads are fine and evenly sized, with a thin yellow tendril on one end and what looks like a flute on the other side. The color of saffron threads is a deep red. The highest quality saffron threads have the most minimal yellow stem and the highest amount of crocin, one of saffron's key essential oils.
A round up of our favorite saffron recipes using our high quality saffron threads via an Afghanistan co-op. Shipped as saffron threads, for grinding by hand before use. Steep 1-2 strands to flavor an entire pot of rice, or add to risottos, pilafs or vegetable dishes for a beautiful color & flavor.
How To Make The Best Saffron Rice
Saffron Tea With Ginger & Honey
Saffron Sponge Cake
How To Make Tachin (Persian Saffron Rice)
Swedish Saffron Buns
These Swedish saffron buns are known as Lussebullar, in Sweden and are made in kitchens all over the country in honor of St. Lucia's Day, also known as the Festival of Light. We love these delicate, light, special buns, made with RawSpiceBar's Saffron Threads, all year long. Full recipe here.