Coke Ham with Maple and Mustard Glaze.

In all honesty I over shopped this past week. We went shopping Saturday in Morrisons, I then popped to the Co-op on monday for a ‘couple’ of bits and then I had our weekly Asda shopping delivered on Tuesday night. I basically over prepared as last week I didn’t go shopping at all and our cupboards were totally bare!

So I’m trying to use up loads of food so that I may actually be able to shut my fridge and freezer!

This is a recipe I tried YEAAARSSS ago (minus the glaze) I turned out alright and I thought I would give it another go and actually make the glaze!

I stole this recipe from BBC Good Food- Admittedly I HATE this website with a passion. Everytime I use it I end up thoroughly pissed off at how unpractical and just ridiculous some of the recipes are so I usual avoid it but I chanced it once again and I wasn’t too disappointed.

Cola ham recipe

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So to begin with I scrapped half of the recipe. Because I’m rebellious like that.

  • I started off with 1kg of gammon joint as this was half the required amount on the recipe, I just halved the amount of Coke.
  • Put the Gammon in your pot and pour the coke around it (Try and get it to cover the entire joint) then bring to the boil. This I felt a bit stupid with because as it was fizzing I thought it was boiling. You’ll know once its boiling!
  • Then turn down the heat and allow to simmer for 2 and a half hours. I turned mine twice in that time. I also kept topping the liquid up with water as It soaked in the coke.
  • Once the 2 and a half hours are up pour all the liquid away and leave to cool whilst you heat up the oven to 190c. Put it in a roast tin/dish and prepare your glaze.
  • For the glaze just mix it all together. I didn’t use the cloves or the red wine vinegar as I only had white wine vinegar but it still worked all the same!
  • Pour over half of the glaze and roast in the oven for 15 minutes and then pour the rest over and leave it to bake for 30 minutes. Basting half way through.

Ours came out really well and I used over half the gammon joint in a pie! i love this ham, although we do find it a bit sweet its definitely worth a go!

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