The Great Newfoundland Cookbook

Oinking Awesome Ham
aka Red Wine Glazed Ham (perfect for Easter or Christmas)

A 2lb slab of ham (two hours cooking time)
3/4 cup of red wine (Try a cheap Chateaux Cardboard Cab Sav)
Splash of water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard (any mustard, I used yellow because Em doesn't like Dijon and it's all I had in the fridge)

1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp freshly chopped garlic
1 tsp mustard powder

Rough guide

1. Heat the oven to about 400F, line a baking dish with aluminium foil.
2. Score the ham diagonally and plug with fresh cloves.
3. Combine all ingredients in saucepan over low heat, stir until dissolved. Increase heat to medium and let bubble away stirring occasionally to ensure glaze doesn't a) burn or b) boil over. Times will differ on stove tops so mix until glaze becomes syrupy (about 10 mins). Spoon glaze over ham and whack it in the oven for half an hour. Reduce heat to 350F after 30 minutes. Every 15 or so minutes spoon more glaze over the ham. Once mixture is gone spoon the glaze from the bottom of the pan over the ham. With 30 minutes to go, turn the ham over so all the surfaces get a decent coating.

There, Bob's your uncle (unless of course he's not your uncle then you can substitute an appropriate name).

That's a Pick-a-nick Basket

Em and I are going for a picnic on the weekend so I decided to pull together a menu of delicious delicacies I am going to make. Thus far we have:
  • Chili and corn cakes served with a homemade mango chutney
  • Petite sweet potato and sage frittatas with fig and onion confit
and the main course is;
  •  Antipasto stuffed home baked Pain de Campagne Honfluer loaf
 We are thinking a bottle of champagne perhaps or maybe just a nice soft merlot.

To be continued...

Breads, breads everywhere...
Nice pillows of English muffins in the oven. I feel sleepy.
The finished English muffins.
Rosemary and garlic loaves

Lithuanian Austys
A simple bread roll