Add saffron in 1/4 cup hot milk . Give it a stir. Cover and set aside for an hour so that saffron gets infused well in the milk.
In another bowl , take 3 tablespoons lukewarm milk . Add the yeast and a tablespoon sugar. Dissolve sugar and yeast in milk . Cover and set aside for 10 minutes for the yeast to bloom .
In a wide bowl , sift in the flour .
Add salt .
Add in the powdered sugar.
Mix well .
Make a well in the centre of the flour . Pour in the saffron infused milk .
Add in the yeast milk .
Add the beaten egg .
Combine all the ingredients.
Knead into a dough . Intially dough will be sticky .
Add the melted butter .
Keep kneading the dough giving a front amd back movement for 10 minutes . Dust extra flour if required.
By this time, dough would have turned supple , pliable and smooth .
Grease the dough with leftover butter .
Cover dough and set aside for 60 to 90 minutes or until doubled in size . Keep warm place .
Take the doubled in size dough on a flour dusted counter. Knock the air out from the dough and knead again for another 5 to 7 minutes .
Divide the dough into equal small sized balls .
Flatten each balls and stuff a tablespoon chopped pistachios inside each balls. Give a shape of buns . Transfer buns to a parchment lined baki ng tray .
Cover the buns and set aside for 30 minutes for the final proofing.
Preheat oven for 10 minutes at 180 C .
After 30 minutes. Egg wash the buns and bake the buns in a preheated oven for 18 minutes or until golden .
Saffron Pistachios Sweet Buns are ready.
Take the baked buns out from the oven . Bring them to warm .
Too soft and yum they are .
Serve immediately .
Always cool the buns completely before storing in air tight boxes.