I have followed this recipe for the past two years for a Christmas ham on Boxing day, but I never wrote it down; I just used to find it on the Net each year. This year I can't find it. Does anyone have a copy please that they could note down for me? Thank you in advance.
Baked Ulster Ham Serves 8 1.75Kg(4lb)cornerof gammon,soaked overnight 2 whole cloves 4 black peppercorns 1 teaspoon brown sugar Topping: 25g.(1oz)butter 50g.(2oz) brown sugar pinch of ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon of Bushmills whiskey 150ml.(1/4 pint) Guinness Preparation time:20 mins ,plus soaking overnight Cooking time: 2 hours Oven:375F Gas Mk 5
1. Strain the soaked gammon and scrape the outer skin, then put in a large saucepan and barely cover with water,adding the cloves,peppercorns and sugar 2. Bring to the boil,remove any scum,then reduce to a simmer.Cover and cook for 90 mins 3. Remove the gammon,cool slightly but do not let it get cold,and peel off the skin 4.To make the topping,mix the butter,brown sugar,cinnamon and whiskey together well Score the top of the gammon fat with a diamond pattern and press the topping onto it firmly 5. Lift on to and ovenproof dish and pour the Guinness or stout around 6. Bake in the oven for about 30 mins or until the top is crisp and golden Serve hot or cold
Sorry it didn't get to you in time for Christmas !