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Something for the Weekend - Baked Ham Recipe for Christmas

By December 20, 2013

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Something for the Weekend this week offers you a lovely Baked Ham Recipe.
 Baked Ham for Christmas
  • Baked Ham Recipe
One of my most requested recipes at Christmas is for a Baked Ham which originated in the Cotswolds centuries ago. The recipes made their way across the ocean to America with the Pilgrim Fathers and have since become part of a traditional Christmas in the US as well.

The baked ham requires a piece of gammon which is a raw, cured bacon leg cut and is only called ham once it is cooked. Before preparing a baked ham always check if the gammon you buy needs to be soaked before cooking to remove the saltiness. Many supermarkets use a milder cure and won't need soaking.

The finished ham can be used cold on the buffet table or popped into sandwiches and is a great partner to a home made pickled onion or piccalilli. Serve it hot with a great big dollop of Parsley Sauce, boiled potatoes and vegetables. Perfect for the weekend.
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