Hot caramel and star anise milk

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 6 people

Instead of a hot chocolate, why not try a hot caramel for a twist on the classic? Make the caramel as far ahead as you wish, keep it in the fridge and have it with the warm milk as the mood takes you.

  • 350 gm caster sugar
  • 100 ml pouring cream
  • 2 litres full-cream milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways
  • 4 star anise
  • To serve: finely grated nutmeg
01   Cook sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat until it begins to dissolve, swirl the pan and continue to cook until it becomes golden brown (5-10 minutes). Remove from heat, add cream; be careful, mixture will spit. Return saucepan to heat and stir until caramel dissolves.
02   Place milk in a saucepan with vanilla bean and star anise. Warm over a low heat until milk comes almost to the boil, then strain.
03   Spoon a little caramel into serving cups, top with milk, dust with nutmeg and serve.

Topics:

DRINKS, MODERN AUSTRALIAN, CARAMEL, WINTER, STAR ANISE, DRINK SUGGESTION, VANILLA, NUTMEG, MILK

Recipe:

RODNEY DUNN

Photography:

WILLIAM MEPPEM

Styling:

RODNEY DUNN , EMMA KNOWLES

Drinking Suggestion:

ADD A SPLASH OF ARMAGNAC. , suggested by MAX ALLEN

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Jun 2015

Jun 2015

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