I can’t believe we’re so close to Christmas already.  Normally, I’m flapping around getting the last of the decorations up and making panicked shopping lists.  This year, I’m well ahead of myself.  All my presents are bought and wrapped. I even found time to make cranberry sauce.


300gr fresh cranberries
3tbsp brown sugar
Zest and juice of a clementine
2 segments of star anise
1tsp vanilla
Splash of water


1, Put all the ingredients in a medium sized saucepan and set over a medium heat.
2, Gently simmer until the cranberries start to break down.  Stir until the sauce becomes thick. Fish out the star anise segments if you can find them.
3, Store in a sterlised jar.  Because of the low sugar content, this won’t last more than a couple of weeks.

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