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                           SAFFRON BREAD (WEDMAN)
 
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 Serving Size  : 15   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   ts           Saffron
      1/4   c            Hot Water (120 to 130
                         -degrees)
    1       c            Milk
      1/4   c            Margarine
    1       tb           Lemon Rind, grated
    1       tb           Active Dry Yeast
      1/4   c            Sugar
      1/4   ts           Ground Nutmeg
    2 1/2                To 3 c Flour
    1       c            Dried Currants -or- Dark
                         -Raisins
                         Steep the saffron in the hot
                         -water for 10 to 15 minutes.
 
   Meanwhile, combine the milk and margarine in a
   saucepan.  Heat until the margarine has melted.  Cool.
   
   Add the lemon rind.  Sprinkle the yeast into the milk
   mixture when lukewarm. Let stand for 5 minutes to
   dissolve.
   
   Add the sugar, nutmeg, 2 cups of the flour and the
   saffron mixture. Beat until smooth.  Stir in the
   currants (or dark raisins) and another 1/2 cup of the
   flour. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm
   place until doubled in size.  Then punch down and
   knead on a lightly-floured board until smooth.
   
   Shape into a loaf and place in an oiled 4- by 9-inch
   bread pan.  Let rise until doubled.  Bake in a
   350-degree oven for about 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes
   in the pan before turning out on a wire rack. When the
   bread is thoroughly cooled, it may be sliced.
   
   Serves 15
   
   One Serving üalories: 160 Carbohydrates: 20 Protein:
   3 Fat: 3 Sodium: 46 Potassium: 132 Cholesterol: 0
   Exchange Value: 1 Bread Exchange _ 1/2 Fruit Exchange
   + 1/2 Fat Exchange
   
   Source: Holiday Cookbook, American Diabetes
   Association, ISBN 0-13-024894-0, by Betty Wedman,
   M.S.,R.D.
  
 
 
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