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Braised Red Cabbage

Dietary: Vegan, wheat free

Serves 6


1 small red cabbage, finely sliced

1 onion, sliced

1 cooking apple, peeled and chopped into small cubes

100ml red wine

50g brown sugar (you may need a little more)


4 bay leaves

A small cinnamon stick

1 start anise

6 allspice berries

4 cloves

6 black peppercorns


Preheat the oven to 150c/gas mark 2

Cut a small square of muslin (or a clean piece of cotton) or you can buy special muslin bags.

Put the spices into the muslin and tie together with string.

Place all of the ingredients in a large pan and bring to the boil.

Transfer to a large casserole dish, cover with foil and place in the oven and cook for approx. 2 ½ hours-stirring often. Taste several times during cooking and adjust the seasoning, sugar and vinegar to taste.


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