All posts tagged: Ham

HapPie New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  May it be filled with delicious, wonderful loveliness (your pie and your year!) We saw the year out with friends & family and welcomed the new year with a wintry walk in the beautiful surrey countryside.  If like us you’ve over indulged this holiday you’ll be delighted at a pie recipe right now (ahem)!!  If you’re looking at a fridge full of leftover meat though, it’s exactly the recipe you need! And if you have enough space, make it and freeze it for a few weeks until the guilt of the over indulgence has past?!  Here it is though, the last festive recipe of the season before we all get back on the treadmill next week, metaphorically and literally I suspect! Ingredients for the filling (Serves 6): Around 500g leftover meat, for us it was turkey and ham 1 onion 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 carrot 2 leeks 1 tsp black mustard seeds 1 tsp dijon mustard 2 tbsp plain flour 300ml single cream 200ml stock (made from the boiled down …

It’s the Sweet, Spicy, Splendid Smell of Christmas Eve, The Christmas Ham!

Cooking it all day long is Sooooo Christmas!  It’s a ritual and a tradition on Christmas Eve… It fills the house with sweet smells and warmth.  The whir of the oven warming while the pan bubbles on the hob.  It melts in the mouth once it’s cooked and it’s as good cold as it is warm… it’s just such a lovely addition to our Christmas food! Ingredients to boil the ham (serves 4 for several days or party of 10): We had a 2.8KGk Smoked Ham Enough water to cover 1 litre Cranberry Juice 1/2 litre Apple Juice 1 Onion (quartered) 1 orange (quartered) 2 garlic cloves 200mls red wine 2 cinnamon sticks 1 teaspoon peppercorns 3 cardamom pods 1 star anise 1/2 teaspoon allspice powder Ingredients for the glaze: 1 tbsp maple syrup 2 tbsp cranberry compote 2 tbsp honey juice of 1/2 lemon zest of 1 orange 1 tsp dijon mustard Enough cloves to stud the ham (30-40ish) Method: 1. Place the ham in a large pan on the hob, cover with water, …