Our Mulled Cider Recipe

November 17, 2013

Our Mulled Cider Recipe

The days are getting shorter, the nights darker, and the winds chillier. Autumn is well and truly upon us Little Pancakers. I love Autumn. What could be more wonderful than cosying up in somebody’s arms to watch the fireworks on Bonfire Night or throwing on your wellies and dancing through piles of crunchy golden leaves on a crisp bright day?

Nothing defines autumn more for me than the delicious warm spiced pies, biscuits and pancakes – one bite takes you straight back to being 5 years old in your mum’s kitchen. But the fun doesn’t stop there. A whole host of brilliant bevvies (yup we just abbreviated the word beverages…) rock up at this time of year – like hot apple cider or peppermint hot chocolate. Mmmm.

On cold days like this, a stack of hot pancakes for Sunday brunch just doesn’t seem cosy enough so we’ve penned our favourite mulled cider recipe to go with this weekend.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint of dry cider
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon of whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon of cardamon pods
  • 2 shots of dark rum
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • A couple of drops of vanilla essence
  • A pinch of nutmeg (grated or powder)
  • Zest and juice of half an orange
  • 1 clementine (peeled and broken into segments)

Method

  1. Add all the ingredients (or as many as you’ve got!) to a large saucepan and simmer gently over a low heat for half an hour. S
  2. train before serving and drink warm (with apple and cinnamon crepes in your slipper socks if the reason you got out of bed is to feel like Christmas is coming!)


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