A Christmas recipe for Glazed Ham
For many around us, the holidays swiftly approach.
Having finally finished my second year of studies, I can now say I have my eyes firmly on the prize. With next year being my final semester and (then my eventual) graduation as a Chef. Honestly, it’s all going by in a blur!
Speaking of the blur that was 2013, my eyes really didn’t believe it, when the calendar switched over to December recently. In amongst various projects, recipe testing, videos and food…I suddenly realised that I’d “better get my skates on!”
It’s figurative speech really, as you might well know that here in Sydney (or) Australia in general, there are no skates, (well there’s no ice of course!) Most folks here tend to celebrate Christmas with a summer BBQ, swim, tan and keenly warding off the flies…oh the flies!
Not me though, this girl is surprisingly a traditionalist.
It can be 40C (104F) and I will have that oven going. There will be the scent of cloves and sherry wafting through the breeze, as all those little beads of sweat form on my upper lip, but it is oh so worth it!
Yes, there’s a funny fever which takes over in December, all more commonly known as the Silly Season!
So what can I promise you this month is the lead up to Christmas? Well, to kick things off I’m sharing a pretty festive video recipe for my favourite Glazed Ham. If you like FoodPorn, Christmas Tunes and Snow Globes, then this one is for you!
Not only that, but I will be sharing my favourite all time sandwich hack for Christmas Leftovers too. It’s one that many probably know (and one my mum’s been making for years too!)
There will be baking recipes to share with a friend and delicious and festive ‘cheats!’ for the time poor. I’ll include a couple of classic table recipes for the big day, so be sure to check back during this month!
Link for free printable Christmas Stockings & downloads can be found on this blog, here
To get you a little or (a lot) inspired, I think this wonderful Pinterest Board might do it. I’m talking 1000 Christmas themed pins alone from this gal. No shortage of great ideas there!
Want more Christmas feast-tivities? You can find them here on Tastemade’s YouTube playlist too.
Until the next time we merrily meet, I’ll leave you with the ingredients list for this week and I hope you enjoy the lead up to the Festive Season.
Ingredients for Christmas glazed ham: (note) double quantities for more glaze, or if you’re using a whole leg.)
Cloves to decorate
2 cloves garlic
1/2 knob of ginger
1 cup sweet sherry
2 cups pineapple juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika (optional)