Immunity boosting, heart-warming mulled apple cider.
4 apples, (or skip this stage and buy 1 litre of apple cider)
1 stick of cinnamon
1/4 nutmeg ground.
2 star of anise
1/2 vanilla pod.
pinch black pepper
Peel and chop the apples. Add to a pan with water to cover and another two inches. Boil for one hour then strain. (Or, add 1 litre apple cider to your pan).
Bring newly made apple cider base to a pan and bring to the boil. Then add all the spices to the pan, and leave to simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes before ladling out!