I love it when I find old recipes of my mum’s, written out by hand, and tucked away in a drawer. Check this one out for baking a ham from scratch, just like she use to do on the farm every Christmas. This is virtually unheard of these days as most people buy a ham already cooked and then just glaze it. Enjoy this piece of nostalgia.
In case her handwriting is a little hard to read, here it is …
Mix together 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup pineapple juice or white wine.
Line a roasting dish with tinfoil. Place ham in dish with skin on.
Pour half of the mixture over the ham then cover with tinfoil and seal.
Cook approximately 3 hours at 180C.
Take skin off ham then score the fat and decorate with whole cloves, and pineapple rings or pieces.
Pour over rest of mixture and return to the oven for ¼ hour.
Place on plate and sprinkle brown sugar over the ham while hot.
Can be eaten hot or cold.