As we're now in the middle of November we feel it's quite alright to start enjoying a lovely warm mulled wine. This recipe from Delia Smith is delicious and has the benefit of being non-alcoholic so you can still enjoy it even if you're driving afterwards. It's also wonderful to bring in a flask on a nice long walk.
4 tablespoons golden caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick 2 star anise ½ teaspoon ground ginger
Begin by cutting the orange into quarters and then slice the quarters.
Halve the lemon and then slice into quarters.
Stud the small orange with the cloves, then put all the ingredients into a large saucepan and add 1¾ pints (1 litre) of cold water.
Stir together and simmer for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse.
Taste before serving and add more honey or sugar, if needed.
Ladle into mugs or heatproof glasses.
Enjoy! - and maybe take it on that next walk...