Spiced poached red papaya compote
1 medium red papaya (peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks) 4 tbs dried cranberries
1 lime (juiced and strips of zest)
2 cinnamon quills
2 star anise 5 tbs sugar 2 cups water
Pour water into a saucepan, add sugar, lime juice and lime zest, cinnamon quills and star anise. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add red papaya and cranberries, bring back to the boil and simmer for a further 2–3 minutes. Set aside to cool. Can be eaten with cereal for breakfast or with ice cream for dessert.