Recipe: Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes

from The GuardianServes 4


2 medium sweet potatoes

For the glaze: A pinch of salt 1/2 cup of sugar Zest and juice of 1 orange 3 cloves 1 star anise 1 cinnamon stick 3 TBS butter 1 1/4 cups water


1. Preheat the oven to 300F. Bake the sweet potatoes in their skins directly on the oven shelf for about 1 hour until they are cooked, then peel and cut in 2cm slices.

2. Put all the ingredients for the glaze in a saucepan. Simmer over a low heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has completely dissolved. Reduce the liquid until it is quite syrupy, then strain to remove the spices.

3. Add the sweet potatoes to the syrup and gently turn them over until warmed and covered in the glaze.