Saffron sauce


Saffron sauce

Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 10 Mins Total Time: 20 Mins


  • A small pinch of saffron
  • 150ml/5fl oz. double cream
  • 150ml/5fl oz. white wine
  • 50ml/2fl oz. cup water
  • 50g/2oz. butter


  1. Fill a jug or glass with 50ml/2fl oz. of water, and add a pinch of saffron to the water. The water will quickly turn golden yellow from the saffron.
  2. Add the white wine to a pan and simmer over a medium heat. Reduce the white wine down to a tablespoon or too.
  3. Melt the butter in the pan, this adds a glossiness to the sauce.
  4. Add the double cream, a small pinch of salt and the saffron infused water to the pan – by now the water should be a golden yellow. .Make sure to include all of those expensive saffron threads, they still are flavour (and colour) packed!
  5. Simmer over medium heat and stir until the sauce thickens and goes a stunning yellow, it will initially be quite a pale yellow, but as it heats it will intensify. Use the colour to determine when the sauce is ready.
  6. Enjoy. This sauce makes a luxurious accompaniment to many dishes.