What to do with leftover saffron

Brighten up your food with glorious red threads of saffron. This floral and sweet spice is perfect in many dishes so trying to use up leftovers is easy.

What to do with leftover saffron

Recipes using saffron

How to use up leftover saffron

  • Exotic pudding
    Mix a pinch of saffron with a tablespoon of water, then stir through a vanilla pannacotta mixture before setting.
  • Fragrant risotto
    Stir a medium pinch of saffron into a simple risotto as you add the stock. It will give the finished dish a distinctive aroma, golden colour and another dimension of flavour.
  • Golden sponge cake
    Soak a pinch of saffron in a tablespoon of water, then add the strands to the flour. Stir the soaking water into the cake batter before baking.

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