STEWED DRIED FRUIT WITH SWEETENED VANILLA-BEAN CREAM
for the stewed dried fruit
5g star anise 10g whole cloves 500g mixed dried fruit it ground cinnamon 1 vanilla pod, split 1 litre orange juice 250ml sugar
for the vanilla-bean cream
250ml fresh cream 1T caster sugar 1 vanilla pod, split
Place the star anise and cloves in a muslin cloth, and tie together with string. Place all the ingredients in a pot and simmer over medium-low heat until the fruit is soft (20 to 30 minutes).