Dolci con mosto cotto giallo zafferano

Make a delicious dessert using mosto cotto and saffron. Explore global inspiration and family variants. Difficulty level: moderate.

In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make a delicious dessert using mosto cotto and saffron. Mosto cotto is a traditional Italian ingredient that brings back fond childhood memories. Let’s explore the global inspiration and family variants of this dish.

The sweet aroma of mosto cotto and saffron takes me back to my childhood, where my Nonna would make this dessert for special occasions. It’s amazing how food can evoke such nostalgic emotions.

Mosto cotto and saffron have left their mark on kitchens around the world, leading to iconic dishes like Spanish saffron rice and Iranian saffron ice cream. Did you know that saffron was once worth more than gold?

My mother used to make a similar dessert, but instead of saffron, she used cinnamon. It was a family favorite and always brought us together. What’s your family’s special variant of this dish?

Although this recipe may seem easy, the real secret to making it a delight lies in the careful selection and handling of the ingredients. Take your time and show your love and attention to each ingredient.

Dificoltà Moderate
Tempo di cottura Preparation time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes.
Adatto ai bambini


  • Mosto cotto – 200g
  • Saffron – 1g
  • Flour – 200g
  • Sugar – 100g
  • Eggs – 2
  • Butter – 100g
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 pinch


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs and add the melted butter, mosto cotto, and saffron.
  • Mix the dry and wet ingredients until well combined.
  • Pour the batter into a greased baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let it cool before serving.


This dessert pairs well with a cup of coffee or tea. You can also serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Make sure to use high-quality mosto cotto and saffron for the best flavor. You can also add some chopped nuts or dried fruit to the batter for extra texture.

I hope you enjoy making and eating this delicious dessert as much as I do. Don’t forget to share your family’s special variant of this dish with me!