Swedish Saffron-Orange Knots recipe is a delicious delight that feels like an explosion of sweet and sour flavors in the mouth. Prepared using all purpose flour, milk, eggs, saffron, brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon with a hint of orange zest, it is a mouth-watering dessert recipe that can be enjoyed after a lavish meal. It is an apt dish to serve in high tea with a steaming cup of coffee or tea or milk. The taste of orange-saffron filling inside perfectly basked knots tantalizes your taste buds and makes you crave for more! Festivals like Easter and special occasions like kitty parties, potlucks, and birthdays are apt to relish this sweet treat. If you want to win over your kids and also woo your family, then this simple recipe is what you should make for them this weekend. Go ahead and try it out now!
Ingredients of Swedish Saffron-Orange Knots
How to make Swedish Saffron-Orange Knots
To prepare this dessert recipe, place a saucepan over medium flame and heat milk in it. After a boil, dissolve sugar, dry yeast along with saffron while stirring constantly. Now, in a dough kneading plate, mix together all purpose flour, butter and salt. Next, add the saffron milk in the flour mixture and crack the egg in it. Mix once using a spatula and then knead a soft dough. The dough should not be too sticky, but have a stiff consistency. Do not knead too long so that the knots will be nice and soft. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest in a warm place for an hour or until it’s doubled in size.
For the filling, stir together butter, sugar, orange zest, cinnamon powder, and 100 grams of ground walnuts in a large bowl until the mixture is creamy. Roll out the dough on a flour-dusted surface into a large and thin rectangle. Spread the orange-butter filling evenly and fold the long sides towards the center which should make the rectangle 1/3 as high as before.
From the short end, cut the dough in 16-18 equal strips and pull and stretch them in the form of loose knots. Wrap the two endings in the knot. Place them on two baking sheets with baking paper and cover them, let the knots rest for 20-30 minutes. Bake the risen knots in a preheated oven at 200 degree Celsius for approximately 8-12 minutes or until golden in colour.
After 4 minutes of baking time, sprinkle the chopped walnuts over these and continue baking them. Once done, take the knots out from the oven and place them on a plate to cool. Serve these warm with a cup of coffee to enjoy!