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How many of us are cooking ham in coca cola for Christmas then?

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TsarHumbug Wed 24-Dec-08 13:19:27

Just done mine. God it looks gooood grin And once again I wonder why I only seem to do this once a year.

hannahsaunt Wed 24-Dec-08 13:22:43

It will be dinner tonight smile

TsarHumbug Wed 24-Dec-08 13:28:35

Enjoy yours hannah! I cant think I'd ever cook ham any other way now.

TinselCoveredWILKIE Wed 24-Dec-08 13:29:27

Coke? Ham? Confused!

Guadalupe Wed 24-Dec-08 13:31:08

I did it yesterday. It's very nice but not sure if it's THAT much better. I hated the smell of it boiling!

AmIWhatAndWhy Wed 24-Dec-08 13:31:13

I've never cooked it but had it done in cherry coke at my aunts house and it was lovely!

Guadalupe Wed 24-Dec-08 13:31:45

Hi Wilkie

It's a nigella recipe, the coke makes it dark and sweet, a bit like using molasses.

Parumpapumfumf Wed 24-Dec-08 13:33:17

how do you do it? (Have just bunged ham in stock to boil...)

TsarHumbug Wed 24-Dec-08 13:33:24

It's a Nigella recipe Tinsel, mentioned on mn often.

It sounds bizarre I know, but it's sooo yummy.

You basically simmer gammon in coke for a couple of hours and it gives it a lovely sweet unusual flavour.

Guadalupe Wed 24-Dec-08 13:34:41

just use coke instead of stock, fmv, or you can add some to your stock.

I didn't have treacle for the glaze so I used maply syrup. Very nice.

LadyGlencoraPalliser Wed 24-Dec-08 13:34:57

Mine is simmering away now.

TsarHumbug Wed 24-Dec-08 13:35:19


Parumpapumfumf Wed 24-Dec-08 13:35:30

<<sneaks to garage to find contraband coke>>

TsarHumbug Wed 24-Dec-08 13:37:57

I used a different glaze too (mustard and sugar); as Guadalupe says it can be whatever you like.

SpaceTrain Wed 24-Dec-08 13:37:57

Does anyone know if you can use this recipe on a smoked gammon joint?

TsarHumbug Wed 24-Dec-08 13:39:35

I don't see why not. It would taste more smokey is all I guess.

DoubleBluff Wed 24-Dec-08 13:44:14

doing mine later!#
not glazing it tho to sweet fo rme

Isaidkissmeunderthemistletoe Wed 24-Dec-08 13:54:17

Just thinking about getting mine out of the slow cooker and sorting the glaze smile

LaDiDaDi Wed 24-Dec-08 13:55:15

Going to start mine once I drag myself away from here.

Mine is smoky, dp and I couldn't remember what we used last year but he wanted to try smoky. Hope it's nice (though I'm veggie so won't be eating it anyway! lol).

MissusHoHoHo Wed 24-Dec-08 14:04:49

mine is on the hob now - not using cloves though, just the glaze...

NotDoingTheHousework Wed 24-Dec-08 14:07:20

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hockeypuck Wed 24-Dec-08 14:14:35

Same here - doing it for Boxing Day - slow cooking it in coke then just firing it in the oven to finish,I'm not adding anything else to the glaze- definitely not cloves bleurgh!

It'll be a first for me so hope it's nice

Amapoleon Wed 24-Dec-08 14:23:00


chocolateteapot Wed 24-Dec-08 14:23:47

It is in the slow cooker at the moment.

TsarHumbug Wed 24-Dec-08 16:02:30

Well done everyone. Enjoy you hams (and how many time a year do you get to say that!? grin)

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