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Simple Ham, delicious!

Ham and Cocoa Cola

Buy an uncooked Ham joint.   It can be as big or as small (but not too small) as you like.

Remove from the wrapping and  place in a casserole with a tight fitting lid.  Fill the casserole with water from the tap, place on the boiling plate and bring to the boil.

Remove from the boiling plate and empty the water.  This is to get rid of excess saltiness.

Place the ham joint back in the casserole and then fill the pan with cocoa cola – this can be sugar free if you wish.

Add some mixed spice, some powdered ginger, slices of orange and lemon and a few cloves if you have them.

Bring the casserole back up to the boil and then place in the Simmering oven to cook all day.

Remove from the simmering oven and drain off the cocoa cola and the spices.  Place in a roasting tray, smear with butter and just roast it quickly for about 15 minutes – it will be cooked before you do this, so do not leave it in the oven for too long.   Remove from the oven, leave it to cool and then slice it.  The Ham will be tender and very delicious.  Serve with buttered boiled potatoes, broccoli spears and carrots.

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