Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Saffron cupcakes ― A Taste of Greece

This is my offering for today. In the shop I want to serve some cupcakes with more unusual ingredients. Today I started experimenting with saffron from Kozani. Saffron has a unusual taste but an amazingly beautiful colour!

I was undecided about what flavour frosting I should pair the cake with. Some of my ideas were almond, orange, lemon, pistachio, honey, rose-water or vanilla. I used vanilla but I think some of my other ideas may also have been good. The idea of lemon appeals because of the whole yellow thing that we've got going.

Kozani saffron is a product with protected designation of origin. It's expensive and it's also organic. It can be used as wonderful natural colouring. I think I'd like to make the whole cupcake organic the next time. I didn't do these ones organic but I think it can easily be done.

So again a little tweaking needed but overall a good cake.

Liz Cupcakes


  1. Loooooooove saffron! I wish the cupcake joints here in CA would make something like this. And the color is great - so spring!

  2. you are making me want to bake...!!! they all look delicious and again wish you were round the corner... (sigh...)

  3. Liz, I have the same packet of Saffron! A remarkable, albeit expensive ingredient.

    I'm thinking lemon and coconut as another good flavour.

  4. I would have never thought of using saffron in cake. I love how you & other foodies experiment!!
    They look delicious!!

  5. The cupcakes look beautiful. I've used saffron in frostings many times and I love it. I hate using artificial colours.

  6. Really pretty saffron cupcakes!