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UzziInSunshine Report 24 Dec 2012 15:10

Well that is a new one on me, I cook with a lot of weird and wonderful things (usually hubby ! ) There are a lot of great flavoured honeys out there that I like to experiment with and often cook with beer, cider, guiness etc The combination of all 3 by the way make a fantastic gravy that I used to serve at the pub.
I often cook with wine and yes I do occasionally add it to the food !

I shan´t be doing a gammon for the hols but will certainly keep it in mind for when I next do one.


GinN Report 24 Dec 2012 13:59

I've tried the gammon cooked in cola a few times, and it's excellent. This year, I've tried a small gammon with apple and mustard glaze from Iceland, very good indeed, and a small piece of smoked gammon. Both were enjoyed with cauliflower cheese for dinner last night, with plenty left over. Yum!


Merlin Report 24 Dec 2012 13:50

They tell me that Coke is also extremely good for Cleaning Brass and Copper,you just soak it in the stuff and it desolves all the nasty stuff off it,comes out shining like new. :-D :-D :-D


Wend Report 24 Dec 2012 13:46

There is a delicious smell of gammon cooking in Coca Cola permeating my house now, thanks to Julia :-D


SheilaWestWilts Report 24 Dec 2012 12:49

Sounds yummy!


Julia Report 24 Dec 2012 12:16

Chris, this is first simmered in the Diet Coke along with an onion . When finished, and cool enough to handle, the skin is removed, but leaving a thin layer of fat. Then you smear on a layer of Black Treacle, then a layer of a mix of Demerera Sugar and Mustard Powder. Pop back into the oven to caramelise the top. The cooking juices are then used for soup stock.

Julia in Derbyshire


SpanishEyes Report 24 Dec 2012 10:23

I have just put Guiness in mine, we have cooked it this way quite often and it is delicious, also brown sugar and anything that is around the veg box.

Bridget in Spain.

We have Barbary Duck for our Christmad Dinner, there will only be the two of us for the first time, did not make a Christmas pudding this tear as had one left from last year, tried a little this morning and it is scrummy!


Mersey Report 24 Dec 2012 10:22

Good morning all...

Julia , the hams in the oven as we speak, all the preparing is almost done and im sitting relaxing now. :-D :-D.... Im going to Mums LOL ;-) ;-)


Wend Report 24 Dec 2012 09:22

Oh no, not another visit to the shops to get Diet Coke! :-D

Sounds great, Julia.


Libby Report 24 Dec 2012 09:11

Never heard of that before, may give it a try when I do mine for New Year.

I usually bake mine in cider.


PricklyHolly Report 24 Dec 2012 09:09

Morning Julia

I am cooking my gammon today.

I saw Gino D'Acampo do that recipe and it looked lovely.

Hmmmm, maybe i will!


Julia Report 24 Dec 2012 09:05

Yesterday I baked my piece of gammon/ham, and followed a Nigella recipe recommended by daughter.
This was cooked in Diet Coke instead of water, and it is absolutely stupendous.
I will definitely use this method again.
Google for recipe.

Julia in Derbyshire

Merry Christmas Everyone