Cornish saffron cake

Yield: 1 cake

Measure Ingredient
¾ drop Saffron (1.3 grams)
4 pounds Flour
1 pounds Currants
½ pounds Sugar
\N \N Salt
\N \N Lemon peel
20 ounces Shortening
3 \N Ha'pence worth of yeast

Cut up saffron and put in a little cold water, add hot and put in warm oven to soak. Put yeast in a basin and put a little sugar in with it. Pour one cup warm water on it, put some flour in and put on the back of the stove. Mix all together and let dough rise. Then make into loaves and let rise. Bake. Mabel Weller [from Great Aunt Ellen's recipes] Submitted By JIM WELLER On 07-06-95

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