BBC - Food - Recipes : Christmas carrots
A great way to brush up the humble carrot. Star anise adds a touch of Christmas spice to the sweet buttery glaze.
9 medium carrots, peeled, topped and tailed
3 tsp salt
4 star anise
Use a clean scourer to smooth the carrots and remove any peel marks (optional).
In a pan combine 400ml/14fl oz of water, the butter, sugar, salt and star anise.
Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and add the carrots.
Cook until the carrots are tender (approximately 45 minutes) and the volume of liquid has reduced by half.
Serve the carrots as a side dish with the reduced cooking liquid poured over.