Mulled wine poached Pears, vanilla mascarpone

By Hayden Groves Serves 6 prep time: 5 mins cooking time: 35 mins (plus cooling) 350gm red wine, a Shiraz would be perfect 350gm water 150gm Caster sugar 1 vanilla pod (reserve the seeds for the mascarpone) 1 cinnamon stick 2 bay leaves 4 cloves 2 star anise peel and juice from an orange 6 [...]