Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 15 mins

Grandma Dimond's Saffron Cake recipe is a British recipe from the Wrefords in Cornwall, England. It is really more of a fruit bread traditionally served with clotted cream.


  1. Pour about one cup of boiling water over the saffron and let it cool and mix with the sugar, salt, and yeast.
  2. When yeast has dissolved and shortening has softened, mix in flour and fruit (currants and lemon).
  3. Let rise 1 1/2 hour in the bowl.
  4. Put in greased bread pan to rise for 1/2 hour before baking.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes.