Saffron bread

Tomorrow I’m hosting a lunch for a very old friend of my mom. Since my mom’s passing I’ve not seen this friend but we’ve kept in contact through mail and Facebook. I’m so excited for her come to tomorrow and to meet my mom’s grand kids. For the lunch I will serve a seitan pot pie with a side of mixed green arugula salad and aromatic saffron bread. Saffron to me is Swedish Christmas and since we’re still in the Christmas spirit I though it would be a great addition to the lunch.



2 1/2 cups white spelt flour (maybe more)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat spelt flour
1 package dry active yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs salt
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/2 tsp saffron

Combine both flours, yeast and salt in a large bowl or kitchen aid. Blend warm water with saffron until dissolved. Add olive oil and agave nectar and add slowly to large bowl a little at the time until completely combined. Work dough for at least 5 minutes and the dough “lets” go of the bowl. Add more flour if dough seems sticky.  Cover bowl with a towel and set in a warm place to rise for 2-4 hours. Place dough on a surface sprinkled with a little flour and knead dough for 5 minutes. Make two loafs  and place in greased loaf pan cover with towel and leave to rise for 1 hour. Preheat oven to F400. Use a sharp knife to slice across the loaf tops a few times. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let loafs cool before attempting to remove from pans.

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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