Honey & saffron cake with lemon thyme beurre noisette

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40-60 Minutes
honey & saffron cake topped with thyme sprigsSusana Machado / suvellecuisine.com

About the recipe

A special cake recipe with a matchless combination of aromas: the sweetness of honey, the savoriness of salted butter & the freshness of lemon thyme. With every minute in the oven, the smells become more intense and irresistible.

We asked Susana Machado(Suvelle Cuisine), the creator of the recipe, what makes a cake perfect in the end: for her, it’s the characteristic combination of flavors and smells, and a base of the best ingredients, all used in a balanced way. Read more in our story.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180 °C.

Step 2

Place 100 gr butter in a frying pan and let it cook until it becomes foamy and then gradually brown, making the beurre noisette. Add the honey and stir well.

Step 3

Transfer to a bowl and add the milk, egg(s) and vanilla and beat for 10 minutes in a mixer at full speed.

Step 4

Add the flour, a little at a time, baking powder, saffron, baking soda and sugar and stir until the dough is soft and fluffy.

Step 5

Place on a greased and floured pan and bake for about 30/40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Step 6

With the remaining butter make more beurre noisette and add the lemon thyme and remaining honey. Pour over the cake and serve.

more tags
  • Baking
  • beurre noisette
  • brown butter
  • Cakes
  • Honey
  • Sweet
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