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Brian Eyers Cornish Saffron Company and Spiced Apple Cake
Episode 916th May 2020 • Roseland Podcast • Roseland Podcast
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Welcome to another episode of the Roseland Podcast 

I’m Chloe, your host, and this week on the podcast we’ve got :

  • An interview with Brian Eyers from The Cornish Saffron Company 
  • Another recipe from Tregony’s Jenny Deal this time for a mouthwatering Apple cake

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Interview time!

You can’t be Cornish and not love a Saffron bun! 

Live here long enough and you’ll pick up a few facts about Saffron, it’s history and how it’s made - but there’s always more to learn so we got Brian Eyers of the Cornish Saffron Company on to tell us more


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Recipe time!

We’re not quite professional enough here to have a recipe that includes saffron! But we do have a lovely spiced Apple cake recipe.

Another from Jenny Deal from Tregony Spiced Apple Cake

This recipe was given to me by my first husband’s grandmother c.1967

  • 1 large or 2 small cooking apples, cooked to a puree with just a little water. Cool.
  • 4 oz. Soft marg.
  • 4oz. Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt (yes 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 tsp. Bicarb of soda
  • 1 tsp. Mixed spice
  • 4 oz. raisins.
  1. Beat marg and sugar,
  2. add egg, sifted flour, salt, spice and bicarb.
  3. Stir in raisins.
  4. Turn into lined 7 inch tin and cook for 1 hour at 160c or fan 150c.
  5. 20 mins.before end of cooking time sprinkle top with a heaped teaspoon of demerara sugar.

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