Braised Red Cabbage
Dietary: Vegan, wheat free
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
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.