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Honey Roast Gammon

1.8 kg (4 lb) gammon joint
1 onion
20 cloves
2 bay leaves
10 peppercorns
for the glaze
40 g (1 3/4 oz) soft brown sugar
grated rind and juice of 1 large orange
2 tbsp runny honey
2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
Soak the gammon joint in a bowl of cold water for at least 3 hours.
Drain and then place the gammon in a large saucepan.
Stud the onion with the 4 cloves and add to the pan with the bay leaves and peppercorns.
Cover with water, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6
Drain the gammon, remove the skin and most of the fat.
Score the remaining fat into diamonds, stud with the remaining cloves and place in a roasting tin.
Mix together the ingredients for the glaze, and spoon over the gammon.
Bake for 45 minutes, basting 3 – 4 times during the cooking time.
Serve hot or cold.

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