Thursday, 6 March 2008

Maple glazed ham

I recently read about the Root Source Challenge where that challenge was to come up with a recipe including Maple Syrup. As soon as I read it I started having dreams of crepes with bacon smothered with maple syrup, then thought of a gammon I had sitting in the fridge that I was planning to boil in coke (I know Nigella has a ham cooked in coke recipe but I didn't know about this until after I'd been doing it myself.... great minds think alike and all that!), so decided to twist and develop this idea a little more and came up with my entry for the challenge.

Maple glazed Ham

Serves 2-3


750g gammon
1 litre coke
Whole cloves
1 tbsp whole grain mustard
2.5 tbsp maple syrup

1. Place the gammon joint into a pot that it fits into with not too much extra room. Pour in the coke until the meat is covered and boil on a medium heat for 1 hour.
2. Mix the whole grain mustard and maple syrup together to make the glaze
3. Remove the gammon from the coke and leave to cool for 5 minutes.

4. Remove any skin that is on the meat and slice a criss cross pattern across the top. Push a whole clove into each "x" made by the criss cross pattern.

5. Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Place the gammon in an oven proof dish or a foil lined baking tray. Pour the glaze on top of the joint, making sure it is covered. Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the glaze is golden.

6. When done, leave to cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

A much tastier dinner for my palate after last night's salmon!


  1. Ruth, this looks fantastic. I have to admit, I'd take ham over salmon anyday!

    Nicely done.

    I have used Dr. Pepper with my ham in the past. I like it better than Coke.

  2. Thank you Mr Orph! It's a definite improvement.... even my wee pup agrees!

    However on the Dr. Pepper matter, it once made me sick and so I've been put off for life now! Unfortunate, I'm sure it's lovely!

  3. Oh I LOVE gammon! Ruth I've not tried Nigella's gammon with coke but have heard good reviews on it. I have a recipe I always make, Honey and mustard Baked Gammon with apples.

    Your gammon looks delicious, making me hungy now ;o)


  4. Ruth, it's perhaps a good thing you didn't try it in coke as someone once told me they ended up going to the emergency because of it! not that i'm trying to put you totally off her method lol

    anyhow your ham looks great and perhaps you can find plantains in a polish or asian shop? that's where I bought mine from...good luck!

  5. Hey Maria, I did consider putting some apples in too but discovered none in my fruit bowl... I really didn't plan ahead lol.

    Hey Pixie, I'll be near an Asian food store today so I'll look for some plantains there. Thanks for the tip

  6. Ruth I just adore gammon and this looks fantastic!! I've cooked my ham in coke many times and its also delicious but I am loving your maple glazed ham... What time would you like me round for tea ;)

    Rosie x

  7. I just decided I want Ham for my birthday dinner this year. Now if only I can remember that till June!

  8. Oh i have seen in TV Nigella making.
    Your looks really delicious. Are we going to have a secon Negella :-)

  9. This ham looks wonderful and perfect for Easter! I have it marked! Thanks for entering my contest. I put 2 tickets in the hat for you!

  10. Hey Rosie! Come round anytime! You're more than welcome!

    Thank you Kate! I'm sure you'll have a great birthday!

    Hey Happy Cook! I can dream that maybe one day I'll be the next Domestic Goddess.... I just need to work on flirting with what I'm cooking now!

    Hey Megan, thanks for stopping by! And thanks for entering me!


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