Homemade Mulled Wine Kits
- Preheat the oven to gas 2, 150C, fan 130°C Using a knife, carefully scrape off any white pith from the orange peel. Spread the peel out on a baking sheet and bake for 3 hours, turning occasionally, Remove from the oven and leave overnight to dry completely.
- Arrange two 18x18cm (7x7in) squares of muslin, one on top of the other, at right angles, so the corners form a star shape. Put the orange peel, bay leaves, and spices in the middle of the muslin, then draw the corners up around them to make a 'moneybag' parcel. Secure with string.
- To make mulled wine, drop the parcel into a large saucepan with the sugar, orange, and wine. Heat through for 5-10 minutes until just steaming, but not boiling. Serve in glasses with a slice of orange.