“While most of the ingredients for this recipe may be found in local supermarkets, specialty food stores are more likely to have quality star anise, vanilla bean and saffron. In fact, saffron probably needs to be mail ordered. If inexpensive, it is not saffron. Saffron is expensive. Also, we use sheets of gelatin at Daryl. These, too, are readily available online.”
1 qt. milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean
1 star anise
4 1/2 sheets gelatin, soaked in cold water
Pinch saffron threads
1 Heat milk just to boiling, then shut off burner.
2. Scrape vanilla bean and add to milk along with all the other ingredients.
3. Let sit for 2 hours to infuse.
4. Strain and pour in cups or small bowls.
5. Chill overnight covered in refrigerator.