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  1. --CAKE-- 1 lb Unsalted buffer (460g)

  2. 3 c Powdered sugar (300g)

  3. 3 c All purpose flour (300g)

  4. 6 Eggs

  5. 1 t EACH vanilla, almond extract

  6. 1/2 c Brandy (80ml)

  7. pn Of salt --LEMON CREAM-- 1/2 ts Saffron threads

  8. 1/3 c Sugar (65g)

  9. 1/4 c Lemon juice (60ml)

  10. 2 Eggs

  11. 4 tb Butter, in pieces

  12. g Zest of one lemon

  13. There are many historical references to saffron cordials made by prolonged steeping of the spice in brandy and other alcohol. I have been making this brandy cake for years and decided to try it with saffron. It did not work; the saffron did not come through at all. My tasters loved the cake, however, and suggested the saffron go in some kind of icing instead. Great suggestion. Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs, one at a time. Sift flour and add it gradually. Add remaining ingredients, mix just until combined. Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Bake in a greased and floured bundt or 50 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then on cooling rack. LEMON CREAM: Steep saffron in lemon juice for 20 minutes. Whisk eggs and sugar, then add juice. Switch to non-wooden utensil and cook cream in top of double boiler until thick. Incorporate butter and cool before using. From "Wild About Saffron

  14. 28 John Glenn Circle, Daly City, Ca.,

  15. Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; March 30 1993.


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