Because our English saffron is really strong, with only vivid red strands and no yellow or nasty unexpected additives you only need to add a small amount to your cooking. Its best to use less than more! Too much can overpower the dish which would be a real shame.
To a family meal we recommend using no more than 10 strands of our stunning English saffron to colour, flavour and give great depths in aroma.
There are several ways to prepare your saffron for food. It can be broken up, ground or left whole. To the English saffron add a small amount of warm water and let it infuse. The longer the better. Some people infuse overnight for best results. Instead of water you can even use warm milk instead.
Finally the saffron works perfectly with alcohol. It can be added to gin, either infusing a whole bottle or added directly to a glass of your favourite tipple. We at Cheshire Saffron like to add up to 10 strands to a glass of gin with tonic, ice and a slice of lime. PERFECT!