Recipe of the week: Baked ham
Christmas in Australia is in the middle of summer . . . even though it is often hot, I still like to bake a ham and have a lovely roast dinner followed by plum pudding and custard. Tastes great but not the best meal for a hot summery day. So why not have this special meal in winter. Right now it is really cold - not surprising considering it is winter, so it was perfect timing to surprise my dear husband with a "Christmas" dinner in winter.
|Mid way through cooking - just adding some more glaze|
So last Saturday I cooked a leg of ham (which we have been enjoying all week) with some yummy roast vegetables, gravy and mint jelly . . . . followed by plum pudding (which I didn't make), custard and cream.
I have to admit it was far nicer on a cold winters night that in in the middle of summer. Dear husband loved his meal and decided it was much nicer on a cold winters night compared to a hot summers day.
The baked ham recipe I used came from Tasty Kitchen.com . . . Southern Honey Baked Ham using a combination of honey, brown sugar, spices and butter to make a lovely cameral glaze. As I cooked the sweet potato along side the ham, they too picked up the lovely taste of the glaze and they tasted great.
You can imagine what my house smelt like . . . it was delicious to say the least. I think I might make this a new tradition in my house.