I am a happy bunny today,Colin arrived for the weekend so I got to cook dinner for three today and this is what I made

Gammon in cider.
.735 kg boneless gammon joint
500ml/17fl oz cider
1 litre/1¾ pints cloudy apple juice
I tablespoon coriander
1 tbsp coarse mustard seeds
For the glaze

For the Glaze and Sauce
1 tbsp demerara sugar, or honey to taste ( I used honey)
Lemon juice to taste
I sprinkle of cumin


Preparation method

. Place the gammon along with all the other gammon ingredients in a casserole dish or saucepan. The liquid should cover the meat; if not, add a little water to just cover. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer gently, partly covered with a lid, for 1¼ hours. Turn the gammon carefully in the liquid every 20 minutes or so.
. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6 or 180c fan oven
. Remove the gammon from its cooking stock, transfer to a small roasting tin. Reserve the cooking liquid for making the sauce.
. Cut the rind from the gammon, leaving a thin layer of fat, and discard the rind. With a small sharp knife, score the fat into diamonds.
. For the glaze, put a ladleful of cooking liquid into a clean pan and Add honey ,and lemon juice and cumin to taste,
. heat until it is thick enough for a glaze pour over the gammon and roast for 25 minutes or until browned and caramelised. Set aside in a warm place while you make the sauce
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For the sauce make up as the glaze . Reheat gently until it reaches a simmer. Blend A tablespoon of cornflour in a little cold water to a smooth paste, and stir into the sauce, stirring continuously. A creamy consistency is better than a very thick sauce, but if you prefer yours thicker, add a little more blended cornflour. To serve, place gammon slices on individual plates and pour over the sauce. I served it with new potatoes and carrots glazed in butter with a light white pepper dusting and a dollop of pickled red cabbage
clean plates all round and Ellen washed up.




I have two shots of Zazzles one where Ellen blocked his sunlight out the other when she moved after he gave her the evil eye