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Preparing & Storing Saffron
Preparing & Storing Saffron
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One the famous and best quality items of Persians is the Saffron. Apart from the beautiful colour which gives to the food, this tiny plant has lots of powerful health benefits. I am showing you how to prepare it in order to get the best out of it and get the most colour out of your small amount of Saffron as well as store it the way you can use it for a long time.
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Prep Time
20 min
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Prep Time
20 min
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Preparing & Storing Saffron
Preparing & Storing Saffron
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One the famous and best quality items of Persians is the Saffron. Apart from the beautiful colour which gives to the food, this tiny plant has lots of powerful health benefits. I am showing you how to prepare it in order to get the best out of it and get the most colour out of your small amount of Saffron as well as store it the way you can use it for a long time.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
0 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
0 min
Ingredients
  • Saffron - As much as you have
  • 1 piece Table Spoon
  • 1/5 Cup Ice Cold Water
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Instructions
  1. If the Saffron you've purchased is originally in a plastic bag, do not open it and if it is not in a plastic bag then pour it into a zipper plastic bag and close it.
    If the Saffron you've purchased is originally in a plastic bag, do not open it and if it is not in a plastic bag then pour it into a zipper plastic bag and close it.
  2. Using the backside of the spoon, start rubbing over the saffron from the plastic bag from down to up movements and saffron starts turning to a powder, as much as you rub it more it turns to a powder form. Be careful to not to use the edges of the spoon or the plastic will be ripped off.
    Using the backside of the spoon, start rubbing over the saffron from the plastic bag from down to up movements and saffron starts turning to a powder, as much as you rub it more it turns to a powder form. Be careful to not to use the edges of the spoon or the plastic will be ripped off.
  3. Once happy with the way saffron looks like, stop rubbing. If you use the grinder or any other machine in order to powder the saffron, part a saffron will be wasted so the spoon method is the best.
    Once happy with the way saffron looks like, stop rubbing. If you use the grinder or any other machine in order to powder the saffron, part a saffron will be wasted so the spoon method is the best.
  4. Open the plastic bag and pour the saffron into a bowl.
    Open the plastic bag and pour the saffron into a bowl.
  5. For each tea spoon of saffron powder, half a cup of ice cold water is needed. Having 3 tea spoon of saffron powder, prepare 1/5 cup of ice cold water.
    For each tea spoon of saffron powder, half a cup of ice cold water is needed. Having 3 tea spoon of saffron powder, prepare 1/5 cup of ice cold water.
  6. Pour all the saffron into the water and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
    Pour all the saffron into the water and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  7. You will notice the change of the colour and the colour gets stronger and stronger.
    You will notice the change of the colour and the colour gets stronger and stronger.
  8. After 10 minutes pour the saffron into a ice cube molds and place it in the freezer. Pour as much as you need to each meal preparation so whenever you need to use saffron just pop one mold out of freezer and put into the food, it will melt and gives the beautiful colour to the food.
    After 10 minutes pour the saffron into a ice cube molds and place it in the freezer. Pour as much as you need to each meal preparation so whenever you need to use saffron just pop one mold out of freezer and put into the food, it will melt and gives the beautiful colour to the food.
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