Ho ho! Ha ha! Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Remember when I made Joan Crawford’s “Turkey and Noodles Afredo” and Heather walked around holding her tummy claiming to be growing a noodle baby? Well today I am carrying around a ham baby after I made this yesterday.
I got up early to make the common crust (excuse my negligee) which covered the big ole ham.
This is how it looked after 3 hours in the oven:
Making the Cumberland Sauce:
The King of Ham carves it up after the crust has been removed:
Nicole said it was probably the most delicious ham she’d ever eaten and I agreed. Luckily there were plenty of us to scoff it, Ptolemy, John (King of Ham who gave the cooking method the double thumbs up), Chris, Nicole, Anne and me. Alas our compadres Sally, Mark, Loulou and Kit had to leave before we got the Vinceham out of the oven. Ooh, they missed a treat. Maybe I’ll make another sometime…
Even though we all ate our fill, there was some left over and for lunch today Ptolemy made a wonderful pea and ham soup. I am eating like a KING on this retreat!
Recipe from: Cooking Price-Wise. Vincent says this recipe is courtesy of Mrs Beeton.