Anyway I digress, I decided to take one of the bottles of red wine and use it in cooking, scandal I hear all you wine drinkers, including oldest two daughters, yell at me, but you see I personally do not drink, but plenty of other family members do so believe me was a nice win.
I got some star anise from Healthy Supplies just before Christmas, and it has a lovely aniseed flavour, so I decided to cooks some pears in red wine with star anise. Love the flavour this adds to foods, and I served it with some star anise ice-cream I made a while back.
Peeled 3 pears, popped them in a pan with some red wine and star anise, simmered gently for approx 30 mins, then left with the lid on for another 30 mins, lovely.
This is not a sponsored post, just wanted to share my recipe and the story behind it.
I may add the pears were bought with a voucher I won, so a nice cheap pudding all round.